Boris Charmatz

Boris Charmatz dansant SOMNOLE
Dec 14th - 16th, 2021
Église Saint-Eustache, Paris
Partner — Festival d'Automne à Paris 2021
Jan 19th - 23rd, 2022
MC93, Bobigny
Partner — Festival d'Automne à Paris 2021
Mar 18th - 19th, 2022
Sadler's Wells,
Event — London Festival
Mar 14th - 15th, 2023
Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taipei
Partner — Taipei Performing Arts Center
Boris Charmatz
60 min

In 2023, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels reinforces its support to Boris Charmatz for SOMNOLE. After committing for the creation of this show in 2021, the initiative is now accompanying its presentation at the Taipei Performing Arts Center.

Boris Charmatz explores the idea of somnolence - the feeling of being on the brink of sleep. After a series of group performances and collective events, and in contrast to his work infini, he explores the minimalist format of the dance solo. 

Accompanied only by the sheer sound of whistling, melodies surface, blend and break apart. The relationship between the sound and the movement is in turn deliberate, halting, drowsy and acute.

SOMNOLE is a vaporous dance that unites familiar melodies and slumberous gestures. Like a body seeking sleep, Boris Charmatz invents an insomniac dance, a refuge of rhythms and refrains at the frontier between wakefulness and sleep.

Photo: ©Marc Domage

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Portrait of Boris Charmatz moving

Boris Charmatz

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

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