One of Europe’s most daring and exciting choreographers, Boris Charmatz will be opening his newest work at MIF17. For this highly ambitious piece, staged in an atmospheric space in central Manchester, a 25-strong ensemble of dancers will perform, in succession, 10000 Gestures – none repeated, every one unique. At once joyous and melancholy, ephemeral and unforgettable, 10000 Gestures rethinks and reinvents the language of dance in thrilling fashion.
Boris Charmatz is widely celebrated for his experimental approach to contemporary dance. Since 2009, Charmatz has been the director of the Rennes & Brittany National Choreographic Centre, transforming it into the cutting-edge Museum of Dance (Musée de la danse). He has recently presented work to great acclaim at Sadler’s Wells, Tate Modern and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. This pre-premiere of 10000 Gestures marks the first ever staging of his work in Manchester.
Book your place on the 10000 Gestures open rehearsals at 6pm on Tue 4 July and Wed 5 July here.
Boris Charmatz is in conversation with Matthias von Hartz at 10.30am at the Albert Hall. Tickets are £5 via Interdependence or call 0843 208 1840.
‘It will be like a shower, a storm of movements or states…’
Boris Charmatz talks to The Guardian’s Judith Mackrell ahead of 10000 Gestures at MIF17 this July
Produced by Musée de la danse in coproduction with Volksbühne Berlin, Manchester International Festival, Théâtre National de Bretagne-Rennes, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse (Paris), Wiener Festwochen, Sadler’s Wells and Taipei Performing Arts Center (ongoing/en cours). Photo: Boris Charmatz in Madrid, Spain, December 2016 © Donald Christie