Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse

Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse, Rennes
“Aatt enen tionon”

Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse: Aatt enen tionon

Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse: Aatt enen tionon

© Marc Domage

  • Length 40 min

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Attention is a precarious thing. It has to do with respect. Boris Charmatz’ early choreography “Aatt enen tionon” (Attention) shifts the stage’s horizontal axis into a vertical stratification: Three dancers, two male and one female, move around in a room installation where contact is only possible through the sounds of their bodies on the platforms of minimal stages, layered on top of each other. The spectators have to find their own positions; if they want to zoom in, they have to approach the dancers. Attention will certainly lead to concern, for instance for the female dancer, who is dancing on the top level with no frame around her. The audience is awed by the bodies’ dedication; the choreography flings them to the floor, lets them bang into unseen walls and expose themselves. The performers need to pay attention in order to maintain the limitations – their own and those of the space which they are allotted.

With Matthieu Burner, Boris Charmatz, Lénio Kaklea
Choreography Boris Charmatz
Light Yves Godin
Sound Hubertus Biermann, Olivier Renouf
Music PJ Harvey
Stage-management Yves Godin, Fabrice Le Fur

Production: Musée de la danse / Centre choréographique national de Rennes et de Bretagne – direction: Boris Charmatz
Co-production: La Halle aux Grains – Scène nationale de Blois / La Ferme du Buisson – Scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée / La Bâtie – Festival de Genève / Les Hivernales-Avignon
“Aatt enen tionon” was created on 9 February 1996 in La Halle aux Grains national – Scène de Blois as part of the Dance Now Festival.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

With support of Institut français as part of the programme IntégraleS and with support of the Convention Institut français / City of Rennes / Rennes Métropole.

In collaboration with: ST. AGNES