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