régi
Choreography: Boris Charmatz

In the wake of the wealth of constant confrontations generated by the Bocal project, I dream of a sort of choreographic treasure trove where every movement, carefully measured, may open for the audience and for ourselves a Sesame of boundless trust.
Julia Cima and I move around Raimund Hoghe, but although we creep around, he is the phantom. His presence is enough to give rise to movement. I try to reduce, to simplify. To simply be there labouring, on stage level; the choreography is delegated to higher powers. It touches inert bodies with the help of a few simple machines... The “régie”, or running, strives to exist in spite of proof of its weakness. We’re in a minor mode. Just one movement at a time, so as not to cloud the picture, and to make sure that this trio exists through just one body at a time. I take the movements one at a time in order to fully understand the mechanism. One thing leads to another, but they all become blended in our minds.

Boris Charmatz

The text Blind Machinations and grotesque counter-movements wrote by Jeroen Peeters is about régi.

Running time: 55 min

With:

Boris Charmatz, Julia Cima, Raimund Hoghe

Costumes in collaboration with: Thibault Vancraenenbroeck
General stage manager and set design conception: Alexandre Diaz
Set construction: Pierre Mathiaut
Lights: Yves Godin
General stage manager: Frédéric Vannieuwenhuyse

Production: Association edna ; Musée de la danse / Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne – Direction: Boris Charmatz. Association supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles / Bretagne), the city of Rennes, the regional Council of Brittany and the General Council of Ille-et-Vilaine.
The Institut français contributes regularly to the international touring of the Musée de la danse.
Coproduction: Tanz im August – Internationales Tanzfest Berlin ; Théâtre de la Ville – Paris ; Les Subsistances – Lyon, creation in residence ; Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours (accueil studio) ; Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen – Basse-Normandie (accueil studio)
with support from Tanzquartier – Wien
with help from Théâtre de la Bastille – Paris, creation in residence; Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, ; Centre national de la danse – Pantin and Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté, Belfort.

régi premiered in 2006 at Tanzquartier, Wien, Austria

Cover picture: © Alexander Ch. Wulz / régi, Tanzquartier Wien, 2005

  • régi - Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier, 2009
  • régi - Tanzquartier Wien, 2005

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