Tate Modern Exhibition

Boris Charmatz: Flip Book

Boris Charmatz, Flip Book performed in 2012

Choreographer and dancer Boris Charmatz explores contemporary movement and its complex histories. Taking David Vaughan’s 1997 book Fifty Years, which charts Merce Cunningham’s choreography over 50 years, Charmatz invited different groups of dancers – from ex-members of Cunningham’s company to amateur practitioners – to learn and perform Vaughan’s images as a speeded-up version of Cunningham’s language. 

Free open rehearsals, with live interpretation by special guest Valda Setterfield. 
No booking necessary

Thursday 27 September: 14:00 – 18:00 warm up with dancers and rehearsals 
Friday 28 September: 15:00 – 18:00 warm up with dancers and rehearsals
Saturday 29 September:15:00 – 18:00 warm up with dancers and rehearsals 

Performance information

Ticketed evening performances:  £20 (concessions available), booking recommended

Friday 28 September: 20:00 – 20:50
Saturday 29 September: 20:00 – 20:50

Performance Credits: Flip Book

First presented 4 April 2008 at the LiFE, Saint Nazaire, France
With: Boris Charmatz, Raphaëlle Delaunay, Olga Dukhovnaya, Christophe Ives, Olivia Grandville, Mani A. Mungai
Guest artist: Valda Setterfield
Sound: Pascal Quéneau
Light: Yves Godin
Duration: 40 minutes

Free interpretation from the photographs Merce Cunningham, Fifty Years,  by David Vaughan, edited by Melissa Harris, Ed. Aperture, 1997

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The Tanks: Boris Charmatz


Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne directed by Boris Charmatz, is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication - the Direction régionale des Affaires Culturelles, the city of Rennes, the regional Council of Brittany and the General Council of lle-et-Vilaine.

The Institut français regularly contributes to the international touring of the Musée de la danse-Dancing Museum. www.museedeladanse.org

Thanks to

LiFE (St Nazaire), HZT (Berlin), Centre de Développement Chorégraphique (Toulouse), Cécile Tonizzo and to Institut français and Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Part of the series The Tanks: Art in Action

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