Somnole

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
Sadlers Wells,
Event — London Festival
Choreographer
Boris Charmatz
Duration
60 min
Production
[terrain]

In 2021, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting SOMNOLE, the new creation by Boris Charmatz, presented as part of the Festival d’Automne à Paris as well as Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival in London.

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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