danse de nuit (2016) by Boris Charmatz

“A nighttime dance in urban space... A mind-blowing dance of bodies touching without restraint, even while the mouths of the dancers spout verbal improvisations... A sort of extreme dance for an offbeat public.” — Boris Charmatz



Credits

Interpreted by: Régis Badel, Ashley Chen, Raphaëlle Delaunay, Julien Gallée-Ferré, Solène Wachter, Frank Willens

Lights: Yves Godin / Carried in Philadelphia by: Alex Bock, Coralie-Michele Francois, Mary Elizabeth Stickney, Alissa Zrein

Costumes: Jean-Paul Lespagnard

Vocal training: Dalila Khatir

Glossolalia realized from dancers’ improvisations, the texts Erasure, Hands Touching, Move and Starfucker by Tim Etchells, the words of Patrick Pelloux in Radio France Inter on January 8, 2015, writings by Boris Charmatz, quotes and reappropriations from Robert Barry, Marc Gremillon, Bruno Lopes, Didier Morville, Thierry Moutoussamy, Bruce Nauman, Christophe Tarkos, as well as a French counting-out rhyme.

General Stage Manager: Fabrice Le Fur

Light Technician: Mélissandre Halbert

Dresser: Marion Régnier

Rehearsal Coach: Magali Caillet-Gajan

Production Direction: Sandra Neuveut, Martina Hochmuth, Amélie-Anne Chapelain

Thanks: Le Triangle-cité de la danse, Rosas, WIELS Centre d'Art Contemporain (Bruxelles), Olga Dukhovnaya, Arnaud Godest, Peggy Grelat-Dupont, Perig Menez, Mani Mungai, Jolie Ngemi, Marlène Saldana, and Tim Etchells for kindly authorizing the use of his texts.

Produced by: Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne - Directed by Boris Charmatz. With support from: the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings programme. Created at La Bâtie-Festival de Genève on September 2, 2016.

Coproduction: Théâtre National de Bretagne-Rennes, Théâtre de la Ville & Festival d’Automne à Paris, la Bâtie-Festival de Genève, Holland Festival-Amsterdam, Kampnagel-Hamburg, Sadler’s Wells London, Taipei Performing Arts Center, Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens

In Boris Charmatz’ danse de nuit (2016), the crowd and the dancers are in close proximity in the Barnes’ parking lot
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The Philadelphia skyline is visible behind the performance of danse de nuit (2016)
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Boris Charmatz’ danse de nuit (2016) in the Barnes’ parking lot
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The Philadelphia skyline is visible behind the performance of danse de nuit (2016)
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Boris Charmatz’ danse de nuit (2016) in the Barnes’ parking lot
Photo © Jacques-Jean Tiziou / www.jjtiziou.net
Dramatic shadows are cast during the performance of danse de nuit (2016)
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Boris Charmatz’ danse de nuit (2016) in the Barnes’ parking lot
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In danse de nuit (2016), local performers carry lighting instruments on their backs
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Boris Charmatz’ danse de nuit (2016) in the Barnes’ parking lot
Photo © Jacques-Jean Tiziou / www.jjtiziou.net