Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse [FR]

Aatt enen tionon

Aatt enen tionon
Aatt enen tionon

01.04 – 02.04.2014

Intense, fast and virtuoso

In 1992 two young dancers, Boris Charmatz and Dimitri Chamblas, set up their own production company, Association edna. They knew each other from the famous École de danse at the Paris Opera, had already danced separately in various choreographic works and together with Régine Chopinot. A year later they made their debut with À bras-le-corps. In 1998 they presented this in the Kaaistudio’s.

Association edna soon evolved into a workplace, a laboratory. Here Charmatz created almost all his work and emerged as a leading, radical choreographer. In 2009 Charmatz was appointed director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne. He renamed it Musée de la danse; it was not a museum but a new type of ‘public space for and through dance’. Last season he was one of the principal guests in Performatik 2013 and danced alongside Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Partita 2.

Now, twenty years after its creation, we will once again be staging À bras-le-corps, together with another early work, Aatt enen tionon, which has not often been staged in Belgium.

In Aatt enen tionon (pronounced 'Attention') Charmatz places his three dancers on a metal tower, each on a different level, on small platforms from which they can neither see nor touch one another. All certainties are removed. The dancers are naked except for a T-shirt. Their movements are not supported by music but by a voice. The audience walks around the tower and explores the dance from every possible angle. A radical piece of movement theatre!


Aatt enen tionon (1996)
choreography Boris Charmatz | dancers Lenio Kaklea, Matthieu Burner, Boris Charmatz | lights Yves Godin | voice Hubertus Biermann | sound Olivier Renouf | music PJ Harvey | technique Erik Houllier or Frédéric Vannieuwenhuyse | thanks to Gilles Touyard | dedicated to Eric Colliard | production Association edna, Musée de la danse - Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne | co-production La Halle aux Grains - Scène Nationale de Blois, La Ferme du Buisson - Scène Nationale de Marne-la-Vallée, La Bâtie - Festival de Genêve, Les Hivernales – Avignon | ce spectacle a bénéficié d’une résidence au Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort (direction Odile Duboc) | thanks to the third triennial of Hasselt: Superbodies

Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne
Direction : Boris Charmatz. Association subventionnée par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles / Bretagne), la Ville de Rennes, le Conseil régional de Bretagne et le Conseil général d'Ille-et-Vilaine.
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