Boris Charmatz is a French dancer and choreographer, celebrated for his experimental and radical approach to contemporary dance.



For this performance in the Tanks at Tate Modern, Charmatz charts the pioneering avant-garde choreography of Merce Cunningham, as captured in a photobook documenting Cunningham’s long career. Charmatz invites different groups of dancers – including ex-members of Cunningham’s company – to perform the poses that appear in the photographs, so creating a speeded-up, ‘flip-book’ version of Cunningham’s key works.