›10000 Gestures ‹ is based on the idea of developing a work in which no single movement ever repeats itself. No sooner carried out, each and every one vanishes irretrievably. 24 dancers direct the viewer’s gaze and thoughts unremittingly from the individual to the group, from details to the overall picture and back again. In a veritable shower of movements, the French choreographer and dancer Boris Charmatz celebrates a unique and unrepeatable experience - the transience of dance.
›10000 Gestures‹ might well be the result of digital data or parameters but is instead an absolutely subjective act of choreographic handwork realised with and through the dancers’ bodies. Charmatz, whose work repeatedly explores the realms of fine art and philosophy, teamed up once again for this production with fashion designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard. Attired in Lespagnard’s heterogeneous costumes and accessories and accompanied by monumental strains of Mozart’s ›Requiem‹, Charmatz’s blistering explosion of movements culminates in a state of near hypnosis that is at once meditative, almost melancholic - a gift dedicated to symbolic disappearance.
Interpretation: Djino Alolo Sabin, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Or Avishay, Régis Badel, Jessica Batut, Nadia Beugré, Alina Bilokon, Nuno Bizarro, Matthieu Burner, Dimitri Chamblas, Olga Dukhovnaya, Sidonie Duret, Bryana Fritz, Alexis Hedouin, Kerem Gelebek, Rémy Héritier, Samuel Lefeuvre, Johanna-Elisa Lemke, Maud Le Pladec, Mani Mungai, Noé Pellencin, Solene Wachter, Frank Willens Choreography: Boris Charmatz Choreographic assistance: Magali Caillet-Gajan Light design: Yves Godin Costume design: Jean-Paul Lespagnard Technical direction: Fabrice Le Fur Sound: Olivier Renouf Light: Samuel Dosières Costumes: Marion Regnier Production management: Sandra Neuveut, Martina Hochmuth, Amélie-Anne Chapelain Sound material: Requiem in D minor K.626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), performed by the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan and recorded at the Wiener Musikverein in 1986 (1987 Polydor International GmbH, Hamburg), field recordings by Mathieu Morel in Mayfield, Manchester Production: Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne Co-production: Volksbühne Berlin, Manchester International Festival (MIF), Théâtre National de Bretagne-Rennes, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, Wiener Festwochen, Sadler’s Wells (London), Taipei Performing Arts Center Thanks to: Julie Cunningham, Jolie Ngemi, Marlène Saldana, Le Triangle – cité de la danse, Charleroi Danses – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, P.A.R.T.S., Archivio Alighiero Boetti and Fondazione Alighiero e Boetti, Chiara Oliveri Bertola / Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea