(untitled) (2000)
Choreography: Tino Sehgal

Tino Sehgal is one of the world’s most prolific artists, his work has become well known as it has moved through the museums of the world and included major exhibitions at the 2005 Venice Biennale, Documenta 13 and solo shows at the Guggenheim New York, and London’s ICA and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. (untitled) (2000), made before he moved from dance into the visual arts, in many ways describes the start of Tino’s relationship with these museums and their place in teaching societies how to conduct and understand themselves.
Set in the theatre (untitled) (2000) has the project of theatrically exhibiting the ‘stage dance’ of the 20th Century, resituating choreographic practices and their associated visions of bodies into an aesthetic order similar to the museum.
When the artist performed it (nude, with no stage set or music) at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the curator Jens Hoffmann told the artist that “... it [was] like a museum of dance.” Since then, many dancers have tried to incorporate twentieth-century dance into their style... However, this solo performance is also historic in the sense that it allowed the artist to place himself within both modernity and the realm of the museum.

Running time: 50 min


Boris Charmatz or Frank Willens or Andrew Hardwidge

Production: 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 (Berlin), Kaaitheater (Bruxelles), Les Spectacles vivants Centre Pompidou - Paris, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève et Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy as part of the projet PACT, beneficiary of FEDER with the programme INTERREG IV A France-Switzerland

  • Boris Charmatz
  • Frank Willens
  • Andrew Hardwidge

On tour:

Samedi 16 février – Museo Centro Gaias in Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle (Espagne)