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infini

Boris Charmatz

France

From '1-2-3 piano' on the playground to the omnipresent algorithms that control us : figures are everywhere. For a dancer counting is part of the rhythm and the choreography. For centuries dancers have counted their steps to 4, 6 or 8. In modern choreographies these series also become more complex.

What if dancers would count to the infinite, the French dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz wonders. Then the numbers don't form a measure and they have no finishing point but they mark a search, the eternal metamorphosis, the invisible passing of time. For although bodies seem finite, movement is chiefly about potential.

In this work Boris Charmatz presents six dancers, among them he himself, and a chorus who recites an endless litany of figures. They take the omnipresence of figures as a starting point.

Charmatz : “I have always hated counting while dancing. I prefer letting my mind wander. In this piece, we count, speak and sing in order to dance, but especially : to be able to wander better.” In a world that is more and more a slave to algorithms, Infini offers a moment of wake in the middle of the infinite.

Boris Charmatz is one of the key figures of contemporary dance in France. In 2009 Charmatz was appointed as director of the Centre choréographique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, which he transformed into a modern museum of dance, the Musée de la danse.  

Free buss: 
* 05/12: Departure at 17h from Kortrijk (Parcours)

CHOREOGRAPHY Boris Charmatz / INTERPRETATION Régis Badel, Boris Charmatz, Raphaëlle Delaunay, Maud Le Pladec, Fabrice Mazliah, Solène Wachter / ASSISTANT Magali Caillet-Gajan / LIGHT DESIGN Yves Godin / SOUND Olivier Renouf / COSTUMES Jean-Paul Lespagnard / VOCAL WORK Dalila Khatir / GENERAL MANAGER Fabrice Le Fur / PRODUCTION DIRECTION Martina Hochmuth, Hélène Joly / PRODUCTION MANAGER Florentine Busson / THANKS Amélie-Anne Chapelain, Sandra Neuveut, Esther Ferrer / PRODUCTION Terrain / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Fondation d’entreprise Hermès dans le cadre de son programme New Settings / COPRODUCTION Musée de la danse - CCN de Rennes et de Bretagne, Charleroi danse, Sadler’s Wells (Londres), Festival d’Automne à Paris, Théâtre de la Ville à Paris, Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Nanterre-Amandiers – Centre Dramatique National, PACT Zollverein Essen, TNB - Théâtre National de Bretagne, Montpellier Danse 2019 avec le soutien de la Fondation BNP Paribas, Bonlieu - scène nationale Annecy, Kampnagel-Hambourg, Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich) Terrain I Boris Charmatz est soutenu par le ministère de la Culture - Direction Générale de la Création Artistique, et implanté en Région Hauts-de-France. Dans le cadre de son implantation, la compagnie est associée à l’Opéra de Lille, au phénix scène nationale de Valenciennes, et à la Maison de la Culture d’Amiens. Boris Charmatz est également artiste accompagné par Charleroi danse (Belgique)

Duration: 70 min

Location: Valenciennes - Le Phénix