Tate Modern

Boris Charmatz

Flip Book

27 - 29 Sep 2012

Boris Charmatz
Flip Book performed in 2012
Photo: Christophe Urbain
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.

Performance Credits: Flip Book
Conception: Boris Charmatz
With: Raphaëlle Delaunay, Olga Dukhovnaya, Christophe Ives, Olivia Grandville, Mani A. Mungai
Sound: Pascal Quéneau
Light: Yves Godin
Duration: 40’

Free interpretation from the photographs Merce Cunningham, un demi-siècle de danse by David Vaughan, directed by Melissa Harris, Ed. Plume, 1997

Production: 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.

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