Boris Charmatz, If the Tate Modern was Musée de la danse? [E se a Tate Modern fosse o Museu da Dança?] Tate Modern, Londres, 2015
Boris Charmatz celebrated for his experimental and radical approach to contemporary dance transforms Tate Modern into a Museum of Dance. For two days only 90 dancers and choreographers led by Charmatz will take over the gallery spaces and the iconic Turbine Hall. On the eve of this temporary transformation we sat down with the artist and asked about his vision for the take-over and how the audience will participate in this ‘live exhibition’.http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/
expo zéro is an exhibition project without any objects: no photographs, no sculptures, no paintings, no installations or videos. Instead ten performers, artists and thinkers discuss, enact and perform their ideas of what a museum of dance could be. Ideas are shared and tested with the audience, through words and actions in Tate Modern’s empty galleries. Through analysis, descriptions, gestures and movements which each ‘guide-artist’ develop with the audience, a new map of this expanding territory is drawn, live. With Claire Bishop, Heman Chong, Tim Etchells, Martin Hargreaves, Mette Ingvartsen, Janez Janša, Sung Hwan Kim, Pichet Klunchun, David Riff, Shelley Senter.
Performed throughout Tate Modern’s galleries, 20 Dancers for the XX Century is a collection of solo works (some acclaimed, some forgotten) including gestures from Modern Dance pioneers to Charlie Chaplin and Voguing. Via appropriating, sharing and explaining their works to the visitors, twenty performers present a living archive of the last century of dance. With Germaine Acogny, Pat Catterson, François Chaignaud, Julie Cunningham, Colin Dunne, Antonia Franceschi, Brennan Gerard, Samuel Lefeuvre, Vera Mantero, Ko Murobushi, Chrysa Parkinson, Sonia Pregrad, Marlène Saldana, Frédéric Seguette, Yasutake Shimaji, Big Shush, Asha Thomas, Julian Weber, Adam Weinert, Frank Willens.
Boris Charmatz (Chambéry, França, 1973) coreógrafo…