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About Boris Charmatz & co : Touring schedule - Biographies - Texts and interviews - Bibliography - Contact (blog under construction)

2.12.2006

June - december 2006

June 3 and 4, 2006
Porto, Potugal
Fundaçao Serralves
A bras le corps
Chor. : Dimitri Chamblas and Boris Charmatz
With :
Dimitri Chamblas and Boris Charmatz

June 6, 2006
Saarbrücken, Germany
Perspectives Festival

régi
Chor.: Boris Charmatz
With : Boris Charmatz, Julia Cima, Raimund Hoghe


June 20, 2006
Tours, France
Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours
régi
Chor.: Boris Charmatz
With : Boris Charmatz, Julia Cima, Raimund Hoghe

June 24 & 25, 2006
Montpellier, France
Montpellier Danse Festival
Quintette cercle (premiere)
Chor.: Boris Charmatz
With : Nuno Bizarro, Boris Charmatz, Julia Cima, Benoit Lachambre

June 30, 2006
Montpellier, France
Montpellier Danse Festival
régi
Chor.: Boris Charmatz
With : Boris Charmatz, Julia Cima, Raimund Hoghe

July 8, 2006
Poznan, Poland
Malta Theater Festival (in collaboration with the Kulczyk Foundation)
AATT ENEN TIONON
Chor.: Boris Charmatz
With : Boris Charmatz, Julia Cima, Vincent Druguet

July 20, 21, 22, 23, 2006
Madrid, Spain
Teatro Pradillo
Visitations
Concept and dance : Julia Cima
Choreographies by or after : Dominique Bagouet, Isadora Duncan, Valeska Gert, Merce Cunningham, Tatsumi Hijikata, Vaslav Nijinski, Nikolska…

August 28, 29 and 30, 2006
Berlin, Germany
Tanz im August
Régi
Chor.: Boris Charmatz
With : Boris Charmatz, Julia Cima, Raimund Hoghe

September 5, 2006
Paris, France
Jazz à la Villette, Théâtre Paris Villette
Improvisation
Boris Charmatz + Saul Williams

September 5, 2006
Paris, France
Jazz à la Villette,
Théâtre Paris Villette
Improvisations
Boris Charmatz + Archie Shepp

September 5, 2006
Paris, France
Jazz à la Villette,
Théâtre Paris Villette
Improvisations
Boris Charmatz + Han Bennink

October 21 and 22, 2006
Holyoke, USA
MIFA
A bras le corps
Chor. : Dimitri Chamblas and Boris Charmatz
With :
Dimitri Chamblas and Boris Charmatz

October 24
Artigues-près-Bordeaux, France
Le Cuvier de Feydeau
Visitations
Concept and dance : Julia Cima
Choreographies by or after : Dominique Bagouet, Isadora Duncan, Valeska Gert, Merce Cunningham, Tatsumi Hijikata, Vaslav Nijinski, Nikolska…

October 25, 2006
New York City, USA
Baryshnikov Dance Foundation
Discussion
Boris Charmatz + Steve Paxton
and
Les disparates (film)
director : César Vayssié
After a choreography by
Dimitri Chamblas and Boris Charmatz

October 26, 27 and 28, 2006
New York City, USA
Danspace Project
A bras le corps
Chor. : Dimitri Chamblas and Boris Charmatz
With :
Dimitri Chamblas and Boris Charmatz

November 1 and 2, 2006
Helsinki, Finland
Moving in november
Visitations
Concept and dance : Julia Cima
Choreographies by or after : Dominique Bagouet, Isadora Duncan, Valeska Gert, Merce Cunningham, Tatsumi Hijikata, Vaslav Nijinski, Nikolska…

November 13, 14, 15
November 17 and 18
Pantin, France
Centre national de la danse
Visitations
Concept and dance : Julia Cima
Choreographies by or after : Dominique Bagouet, Isadora Duncan, Valeska Gert, Merce Cunningham, Tatsumi Hijikata, Vaslav Nijinski, Nikolska…

November 21, 21, 22, 2006
Besançon, France
Théâtre de l'Espace
Visitations
Concept and dance : Julia Cima
Choreographies by or after : Dominique Bagouet, Isadora Duncan, Valeska Gert, Merce Cunningham, Tatsumi Hijikata, Vaslav Nijinski, Nikolska…

November 25, 2006
Valenciennes, France
Espace Pasolini
A bras le corps
Chor. : Dimitri Chamblas and Boris Charmatz
With :
Dimitri Chamblas and Boris Charmatz

November 29, 30, 2006
December 1, 2 and 3, 2006
Paris, France
Centre Pompidou
Quintette cercle
Chor. : Boris Charmatz

About edna

Founded in 1992 by Boris Charmatz and Dimitri Chamblas, edna accompanied their first choreographic works, "A bras le corps" (With the Whole Body, 1993) and "Les Disparates" (The Disparate, 1994); and subsequently undertook the production and touring of four Boris Charmatz pieces: "Aatt enen tionon" (1996), "herses (une lente introduction)" / [harrows (a slow introduction), 1997], “Con forts fleuve”, and "héâtre-élévision" (2002).
Edna recently produced two projects : "Visitations", a performance by Julia Cima consisting in a series of soli by 20th century choreographers (Dominique Bagouet, Isadora Duncan, Valeska Gert, Merce Cunningham, Tatsumi Hijikata, Vaslav Nijinski, Nikolska…), and "Régi" a choreography by Boris Charmatz with Julia Cima, Boris Charmatz and Raimund Hoghe.

Edna also develops projects whose raison d’être is to provide a context for a whole variety of artistic experiments. These projects aim to find working modes and means of presentation which restore critical potential, richness and suppleness to dance performance, and to dance itself.

This enlarged conception of dance inspired a series of projects, such as thematic sessions (on light and visual arts), film productions, and atypical once-off events elaborated by the edna team ("Dance, cooking and cinema" a workshop by Myriam Lebreton; "Combination-s" by Julia Cima; "Horace Benedict", a film by Dimitri Chamblas and Aldo Lee; "Jachères" (Fallow Grounds) a performance inspired by a photography of a Stan Douglas installation by Vincent Dupont...). Edna also commissioned visual art productions : the installation "Programme court avec essorage" (Short cycle with spin-dry) by Gilles Touyard, in collaboration with Julia Cima and Boris Charmatz, "Interview" by Bertrand Lamarche, "Décor" by Jean-Luc Moulène and organized two exhibitions "Complexe" and "Statuts". Moreover, edna set up forums for thought, criticism, and meeting : "Ouvrée, artistes en alpages" (Artists in Alpine Pastures); "Entraînements" (Training), a series of artistic actions. Edna also developed hybrid forms with a many-sided approach to dance and the body ("Faculties", "Education", and "L’invention du geste" (The Invention of Gesture).
Recently, Boris Charmatz and Edna initiated the BOCAL project, a pedagogical research and creation project which concentrated on the theme of school. BOCAL brought together fifteen students over 13 months in 2003 and 2004.

Boris Charmatz - Biography

After training at the Opéra de Paris ballet school and then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (prestigious state-run music and dance college) in Lyon, Boris Charmatz was hired by Régine Chopinot for "Ana" (1990) and "Saint-Georges" (1991). Odile Duboc asked him to join her company Contrejour for "7 jours/7 villes" (Seven days, seven towns, 1992), Projet de la Matière (Project in Matter, 1993), Trois Boléros (Three Boleros, 1996). In 1993, he also participated in the creation of K de E by Olivia Grandville and Xavier Marchand.

In 1992, Charmatz founded edna association with Dimitri Chamblas. Together they wrote and interpreted the duo A bras le corps (Take the Whole Body / With the Whole Body, 1993), and then signed Les Disparates (The Disparate, 1994), a two-headed solo for one dancer and a sculpture by Toni Grand. Boris Charmatz then presented Aatt enen tionon (1996), a vertical piece for three dancers, followed by herses (une lente introduction) [harrows (a slow introduction), 1997], a piece for five dancers and a cellist, to music by Helmut Lachenmann. In 1999, he choreographed Con forts fleuve, a creation for seven dancers and two extras, to texts by John Giorno and music by Otomo Yoshihide. In 2002, he conceived a choreographic piece that borrows the form of Russian dolls, héâtre-élévision - a show reduced to film size and contained in a television set as part of an installation, for one spectator at a time.

Since 1997, the association has simultaneously been developing projects whose raison d’être is to provide a context where moult artistic experiments can find an outline. These projects aim to find work modes and means of presentation which would restore critical potential, richness and suppleness to dance performance, and to dance itself.

This enlarged conception of dance motivated the edna team to engage in several other types of action: thematic sessions (on light and visual arts), film production, and atypical forms such as Dance, Cooking and Cinema by Myriam Lebreton, Combination-s and La chaise (The Chair) by Julia Cima, Horace Benedict by Dimitri Chamblas and Aldo Lee, Jachères (Fallow Grounds) by Vincent Dupont... There have also been visual art creations: the installation Programme court avec essorage (Short cycle with spin-dry) by Gilles Touyard, and the exhibitions Complexe and Statuts (Status). Moreover, edna set up forums for thought, criticism, or simply as meeting-places: Ouvrée, artistes en alpages (Crafted: Artists in Alpine Pastures), and Entraînements - a series of artistic actions. Edna also developed hybrid forms with a many-sided approach to dance and the body: Faculties, Education, and L’invention du geste (The Invention of gesture). Edna was involved in the publication of the literary works Entretenir / à propos d'une danse contemporaine (Keeping Up: a Dance that’s Contemporary), co-signed by Boris Charmatz and Isabelle Launay, and De front (Up Front) which features photos by Jean-Luc Moulène.

Boris Charmatz participates in improvisational events on a regular basis (recently with Meg Stuart, Benoît Lachambre, Steve Paxton, Bernard Lubat, Michel Portal) and he hasn’t stopped working as an interpreter, notably with Odile Duboc for Projet de la Matière and Trois Boléros, with Fanny de Chaillé for Underwear and Pierre Alféri for En Micronésie (with Jeanne Balibar and Martin Wuttke).

2003 saw the publication of Entretenir / à propos d'une danse contemporaine (Keeping Up : a Dance that’s Contemporary), a work co-signed by Boris Charmatz and Isabelle Launay, and co-edited by the Centre national de la danse and Les Presses du Réel.

From 2002 to 2004, Charmatz was in creator’s residence in the Centre national de la danse. The residency also involved research, and Charmatz developed the Bocal or Glass Jar project, which was a temporary and nomadic school – or more exactly, a research group motivated by the idea of school. Bocal brought together about fifteen students from different horizons, from July 2003 to July 2004.

Julia Cima - Biography

Julia Cima studied ballet and jazz dancing in Cergy-Pontoise National Conservatory (near Paris) from 1988 to 1993, then chose a two-year course in contemporary dance in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (prestigious state-run college of music and dance).

In 1995, Odile Duboc hired her for the creation of Trois Boléros (Three Boleros).

Cima then worked with Boris Charmatz on the pieces Aatt enen tionon in 1996, herses (une lente introduction) [harrows (a slow introduction)] in 1997, Con forts fleuve in 1999 and héâtre – élévision, 2002. They also collaborated on diverse performance explorations : Statuts and Education in 2000, La chaise (The Chair) in 2002 and Confrontations which was part of Entraînements, a once-off event created in autumn 2003.

Cima and Boris Charmatz teamed up with artist Gilles Touyard for an art installation performance, Programme court avec essorage (Short cycle with spin-dry) in 1999.

She has also worked with the following choreographers:

- Myriam Gourfink, for the Uberengelheit quatuor, 1999
- Alain Michard, on the Virvoucher project, 1998 / 2001
- Laure Bonicel for the solo Panoplie #1 and the piece n°11- le bleu est à la mode cette année (Blue is in fashion this year), 2004
- Elisabeth Schwartz on the project Les plis du temps, hommage à Isadora Duncan (Time’s pleats, a homage to Isadora Duncan), 2005.

Julia developed personal projects as well. Many of these centre on the voice. Combinaison-s (combination-s, 2000) is a programme in four stages: a workshop for non-dancers; projection of the film Arnulf Rainer (by Peter Kubelka, 1958-60); a duo with the lyrical artist Dalila Khatir; and a personal solo using voice and body expression.

She holds workshops for non-dancers and participates in improvisation events.

Since the summer of 2003, Cima has worked on a series of solos entitled Visitations, which was first given in Berlin’s Tanz im August festival in 2005.

Raimund Hoghe - Biography

Raimund Hoghe was born in Wuppertal. He first wrote portraits of outsiders and celebrities, which appeared in the Zeit and were compiled in several books. From 1980 to 1990, he worked as a dramaturge for the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, about which he also wrote two books. He has been developing own theater pieces for various dancers since 1989. In 1994, he produced his first solo for himself, Meinwärts. Chambre séparée (1997) and Another Dream (2000) followed as a trilogy on the past century. He has performed in numerous countries in Europe, as well as in Japan and Australia. Hoghe also works a lot for television and produced a.o. in 1997 the one-hour self-portrait Der Buckel commissioned by the WDR. In 2005, he made the film Cartes Postales (directed by Richard Copans) for Arte. In 2001, Hoghe received the “Deutschen Produzentenpreis für Choreografie”. He now lives in Düsseldorf.

Visitations - Julia Cima - 2005

Conceived and danced by :
Julia Cima

Choreography by or based on :
Dominique Bagouet, Isadora Duncan, Valeska Gert, Merce Cunningham, Tatsumi Hijikata, Vaslav Nijinski, Nikolska…

Texts : Kurihara Nanako, Vaslav Nijinski, John Cage
Lighting design : Madjid Hakimi
Video projections : Agnès Dahan
Scenography and costume : Sallahdyn Kathir
General stage manager : Sarah Scouarnec
Creative associate : Boris Charmatz



“Visitations” is first and foremost an interpreter’s project.

It’s a series of solos, most of which are not my property but that I make mine.

Having danced in diverse contexts, I now feel the need and the desire to work on specific movement systems from different periods or countries. I want to meet the challenge of absolute interpretation: make these dances belong to me, even though they were made neither for me nor with me. I must find how to make them live, while keeping in mind that bodies and movement patterns are moulded by the countries and times they come from.

I chose these solos because I like them. I didn’t hope to shine through a varied range of dances!

I hope that this leap into history will reveal movement’s infinite richness and variety, just as the dances would have done at the times of the different craftspeople concerned.

Julia Cima

Production :
edna (edna association receives grants from the French Ministry for Culture, Ministère de la culture et de la communication / Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile-de-France, as a recognised choreographic company).

Co–production :
Tanz im August – Internationales Tanzfest Berlin, Centre national de la danse - Pantin, Festival d’Automne à Paris, The Network of Centres de Développement Chorégraphique, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté in Belfort (accueil studio).
With help from :
Cinémathèque de la Danse-Paris, Théâtre de la Cité internationale – Paris and La Chaufferie - Saint-Denis.


Our warm thanks go to :
Anne Abeille, Catherine Bazin, Laura Beurdeley, Annie Bozzini, Marie Collin, Sophie Couineau, Merce Cunningham, Christian Dumais-Lvowski, Julie Georges, Gilles Grand, Philippe Ivernel, Dalila Khatir, Sophie Laly, Isabelle Launay, Catherine Legrand, Françoise Malfroid, Deborah Menrath, Bénédicte Pesle, Claire Rousier, Guillaume Sintes, Jeannie Steele, Robert Swinston, Sébastien Thiery, Thibault Vancraenenbroek, Claire Verlet and Anne Wuilleret.