What the Body Remembers. Dance Heritage Today Boris Charmatz & Dimitri Chamblas: À bras-le-corps
The intensive, powerful duet of the world-famous French dancers Boris Charmatz and Dimitri Chamblas was developed in 1993, and today it is still considered a key work of contemporary dance. During À bras-le-corps the audience finds itself in a rectangular room, in a “boxing ring”. One dancer sits on a stool; the other lies on the floor. The first movements are slow and sculptural, but then the dancers explode into a very physical, powerful, fast choreography, occasionally interrupted by moments of total darkness, in which excerpts from Paganini can be heard. In À bras-le-corps Charmatz and Chamblas leave behind the classical language of dance to pursue their own path towards modern dance.
Further performance on 21 Sep.