Boris Charmatz & Isabelle Launay

Dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz has created a series of landmark works, from À bras-le-corps (1994) co-signed with Dimitri Chamblas, to danse de nuit (2016). In 2011, as associate artist of the Avignon Festival, he premiered enfant at the Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace. In parallel, he has pursued work in both performance and improvisation and developed, in collaboration with Angèle Le Grand, diverse projects through Association Edna (from 1992 to 2008). The aim was to create a space open to a varie ty of artistic experiments: thematic sessions, films, one-off events (Hors-série), installations, exhibitions, and transdisciplinary projects. From 2002 to 2004, as part of his artistic residency at the Centre National de la Danse, Boris Charmatz developed Bocal, a project for a temporary and nomadic school. In 2007 and 2008, he was a guest professor at Berlin Universität der Kunste (HZT) where he contributed to the creation of a new dance curriculum. In 2009, Boris Charmatz was appointed director of the Centre chorégraphique national of Rennes and Brittany, which he immediately proposed to transform into a Musée de la danse of a new kind, setting out his vision in a manifesto. Among other projects, the museum has initiated: expo zéro, Rebutoh, brouillon, Jérôme Bel en 3 sec, 30 sec, 3 min, 30 min, 3 h, Petit Musée de la danse, 20 dancers for the XX century, Fous de danse, and has travelled notably to Tate Modern (London), MoMA (New York), Foreign Affairs–Berliner Festspiele (Berlin), Opéra de Paris...

Isabelle Launay is Professor and researcher in the Department of Dance – University of Paris 8. She also teaches at the CNDC in Angers and collaborates with various artists working in the field of contemporary dance.

See also Jérôme Bel & Boris Charmatz; Isabelle Launay.

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 Boris Charmatz & Isabelle Launay - Undertraining - On A Contemporary Dance
English edition
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English edition of the interviews with French dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz.
 Boris Charmatz & Isabelle Launay - Entretenir - A propos d\'une danse contemporaine
French edition
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An interview with French dancer and choreographer.

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