Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse

Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse, Rennes

Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse: “héâtre-élévision”. [Video trailer]

  • Length 52 min

Boris Charmatz calls his installation ”héâtre-élévision“ a pseudoperformance. We are guided into a room as if into a private livingroom, we’re invited to lie down and are confronted with images on a television screen located over our heads. The test card is there, an exception among this rather intimizing arrangement of images. It’s a round dance of choreographies, where the performers observe us as we are observing; they look back at us, almost eerily. With this work from the year 2002, Boris Charmatz goes beyond the scope of classical choreography, only to confront us the more directly with its conditions. Because here it is the spectator who is choreographed, who lies down to surrender to a fictional intimacy – a situation not entirely unlike that of a peep-show.

With Philippe Bailleul, Nuno Bizarro, Boris Charmatz, Julia Cima, Benoît Lachambre, Mathilde Lapostolle, Myriam Lebreton and Philippe Bailleul
Choreography Boris Charmatz
Lights Yves Godin
Artistic co-ordination Dimitri Chamblas
Editing César Vayssié
Director of photography Madjid Hakimi
Voices training Dalila Khatir
With music by Galina Ustvolskaya, “Composition n°1”, “Dona Nobis Pacem” (1970-1971) and Philippe Bailleul
Stage management Jean-Michel Hugo
Sound recording Claire Thiébault
Audiovisual consulting Isabelle Tat
Photographer Stéphanie Jayet
Stage management Fred Fournel
Construction Christian Borger, Christophe Couzon, Christian Giordano, Laurence Rossignol
Trainee Marie-Lou Burger

Production: Musée de la danse / Centre choréographique national de Rennes et de Bretagne – Head: Boris Charmatz
Co-production: Kaaitheater / Le Cargo – Maison de la culture de Grenoble / Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou / Centre national de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Tours (accueil studio) / Bonlieu-Scène Nationale (Annecy) / Festival d’Automne à Paris / Montpellier Danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon / Hebbel Theater Berlin / Siemens Arts Program
With support of: DICREAM / DCA-Philippe Decouflé / Iris Kamera / Locaflash
“héâtre-élévision” was produced as part of a Residency in The Boiler (Saint-Denis).

With warmest thanks to: Le Centre National de la Danse, le Théâtre National de Chaillot, Dieppe Scène nationale, Le Rayon Vert (Saint Valery en Caux), La Chaufferie (Saint-Denis), le Théâtre de la Ville, Bonlieu Scène Nationale (Annecy), Public, La Muse en circuit, l’IFOB (Ile de France Opéra Ballet), le Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (Paris), Edinburgh International Festival, Les Grandes Traversées (Bordeaux), Le CDC (Toulouse), l’Espace des Arts (Châlon sur Saône), and Artservice International, for their support of this project.
We would also like to thank the following for their assistance: Jérôme Bel and Rebecca Lee, Danys Bruyère and the team at TSF, and Yves-Marie Rinjard at Pianos Paul Beuscher.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

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