Free open rehearsals: daytime 27, 28 & 29 September 2012; ticketed performance 28 & 29 September 2012, 20.00
£20, concessions available
Ticket price is for the performances on 28 & 29 September. Daytime open rehearsals are free.
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
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.
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, London.
Part of the series The Tanks: Art in Action