French choregrapher Boris Charmatz stages Flip Book at Singapore Arts Festival
Date : 16 May - 17 May 2011
Venue : Drama Centre Theatre @ National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, Level 3
Choreographer Boris Charmatz’s project originates with a book : Merce Cunningham, Fifty Years — a photographic collection recounting the course of this monument of history of dance.
“When I read this book, it came to my mind that the collection of the pictures was not only about nearly all the projects that he did until now, but formed a choreography in itself close to Cunningham’s processes to create dance : dance happens in between the postures, between two positions, and I guess we could invent a piece from this score of pictures, performed from beginning to end. On the one hand it would be a purely “fake Cunningham” piece, but on the other hand, I think if we succeed that it could become a real one, a real Cunningham piece, a Meta-Cunningham event with a glimpse of his entire life and work...”
Dance in kit, animated photocopy, unrestrained performance, Flip Book is an unclassifiable and all-purpose object : initiated with art students (Roman Photo), taken over by former interpreters of the Merce Cunningham Company (50 ans de danse), David Vaughan’s book becomes a photographic score to work out in a few days.
Currently Boris Charmatz is the director at the Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne which he transformed into a Musée de la danse – Dancing Museum. Post show dialogue after every performance.
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