Terrain | Boris Charmatz

A Dancer's Day


«A Dancer’s Day» a representative day in the life of a dancer, offers amateurs the chance to experience and participate in the creation of a choreography at international level. During the four-hour event − including warm-up, workshop, picnic, siesta, performance and dance floor − participatory and contemplative moments alternate. And almost incidentally, one can watch two choreographies − one by Boris Charmatz and one by Tino Sehgal. Participants get to witness the elaboration on Charmatz’ piece «infini», which will be performed towards the end of the day. Rarely do you get the chance to be any closer or to become part of what is presented on stage later on – and all of this without any previous experience. In the context of the project «Un essai à ciel ouvert», «A Dancer’s Day» is also a test for a day in the life of a future dance centre in the open air. (mvh)


16.30−17.10 Warm-up with the artists of  «A Dancer’s Day»
17.10−17.50 Workshop with Magali Caillet-Gajan
18.00−19.00 Picknick & Performances*
19.00−19.15 Siesta
19.30−20.45 Performance «infini»
20.45−21.30 Dancefloor with Médéric Collignon

*Sat 24/8. «10000 gestes», Choreography: Boris Charmatz, Sun 25/8. «Ohne Titel», Concept: Tino Sehgal


Artistic direction and cast

KonzeptBoris Charmatz
InspizienzRenaud Lespagnol
GarderobeMarion Regnier
LichtregieMélissandre Halbert 10 000 GESTES (2017)
ChoreografieBoris Charmatz
TanzDjino Alolo Sabin
LichtYves Godin
KostümeJean-Paul Lespagnard
MusikRequiem in d-Moll K. 626 von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
InspizienzFabrice Le Fur
TontechnikOlivier Renouf OHNE TITEL (2000)
KonzeptTino Sehgal
TanzFrank Willens 


1000 GESTES (2017)
ProduktionTerrain und Musée de la danse
KoproduktionWiener Festwochen, Volksbühne Berlin, Manchester International Festival (MIF), Théâtre national de Bretagne Rennes, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, Sadler’s Wells London, Taipei Performing Arts Center OHNE TITEL (2000)
ProduktionTerrain und Musée de la danse
KoproduktionTanz im August Berlin, Kaaitheater Brüssel, Les Spectacles vivants Centre Pompidou Paris, La Bâtie Festival de Genève, Bonlieu – Scène national Annecy im Rahmen des Projekts PACT, unterstützt von FEDER mit dem Programme INTERREG IV A France-Suisse

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4:30 hrs.

Please Note

Bring your picnic and comfortable clothing



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