Boris Charmatz


Portrait of Boris Charmatz moving

In 2021, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting choreographer Boris Charmatz for his creation SOMNOLE.

Dancer, choreographer, and creator of experimental projects including the nomadic school Bocal, the Musée de la Danse and [terrain], an institution with no roof or walls, Boris Charmatz subjects dance to formal constraints which redraw the field of possibilities. The stage becomes a notebook where he drafts concentrated organic concepts to observe the chemical reactions, intensities, and tensions engendered by their encounter. 

From 2009 to 2018, he is director of Musée de la Danse / Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne. In January 2019, he creates [terrain], an association established in the Region Hauts-de-France in partnership with le phénix, scène nationale  Valenciennes, the Opéra de Lille and the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens. Boris Charmatz is also associate artist of Charleroi danse (Belgium) from 2018 to 2022. He is the author of a series of seminal works , from À bras-le-corps (1993) to La Ronde (2021), in addition to his activity as a performer and improviser in collaboration with Médéric Collignon, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and Tino Sehgal. Since September 2022, he is director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in Germany.

Photo : © Donald Christie