conceived by Boris Charmatz

presented for the first time in Centre Pompidou-Metz, February 11th 2023

I can never forget those burning moments...

We came in the spring to present 20 Dancers for the 20th Century and even more
We came in the fall to present our impromptu
Ring my bell...
So now we have two seasons left to put ourselves in unison with Vivaldi and the fragile climate of Europe in tension... 11th

The Centre Pompidou-Metz is famous for its architecture designed by Shigeru Ban; but Chiara Parisi has brought our attention to a strange, vacant, somewhat neglected area called the Northern Triangle. Slippery cobblestones and vegetation sprouting unhindered from pockmarked soil create a landscape like something from Tarkovsky’s Stalker... We picture joining forces in a raw, bundled-up performance, and dancing on that site whatever it takes. We know that Singing in the Rain is the best dance film of all time, and that the best rock festivals take place in the mud, so... bundle up to your ears — and once you’re all bundled up, add another layer.

During this open-air performative experiment, Marion Barbeau will dash into wild grass; a poem by Christophe Tarkos will serve as our dance lesson; punk dancer Frank Willens will improvise in the industrial ruins; I will dance a duet with Emmanuelle Huynh to Ravel’s Bolero in extreme conditions... and we will all dance like mad to warm our feet in the mud to the sound of a DJ transformed into a mole by Philippe Quesne.

The Centre Pompidou-Metz is a place where visitors can enjoy themselves looking at works of art or artists in action. And from time to time, they can even get their shirts wet, which is not devoid of beauty—
A WINTER of the dance... Are you in?

Boris Charmatz


Emmitouflé includes

Tarkos Training
A workshop by Boris Charmatz
Text : Christophe Tarkos, « Hauteur » (Oui, 1996, Ecrits poétiques © P.O.L Editeur, 2008)
The performance was first created in 2033-2044 in the Semnoz pass (Haute-Savoie) with the artists and students from temporary nomadic school Bocal, and filmed by César Vayssié for Tarkos Training (2005).

Solo from Levée des conflits
Conceived by Boris Charmatz
Performed by Marion Barbeau
Music : improvisations from Jean-Sébastien Bach by violonist Amandine Beyer
Based on Levée des conflits, choreography by Boris Charmatz, created in 2010

by Frank Willens

boléro 2
Conceived by Odile Duboc, Françoise Michel
Performed by : Boris Charmatz, Emmanuelle Huynh
Sound material : Boléro de Maurice Ravel (Orchestre symphonique of RAI Milano directed by Sergiu Celibidache)
boléro 2 is an excerpt from the piece trois boléros, choreographed by Odile Duboc, created in 1996.

The Moles (DJ set)
Conceived by Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studio
With Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher (DJ set), Marc Chevillon, Jean-Charles Dumay Costumes : Corinne Petitpierre

approx. duration 1h45

Interprétation :

with Marion Barbeau, Boris Charmatz, Emmanuelle Huynh, Frank Willens, and The Moles by Philippe Quesne : Marc Chevillon, Jean-Charles Dumay, Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher (DJ set)

costumes Marie Morel
moles costumes Corinne Petitpierre
technical direction François Aubry
sound manager Sacha Denfert
acknowledgement to Amandine Beyer, David Durán, Françoise Michel, Philippe Quesne,
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

deputy director of [terrain] Hélène Joly
production team Martina Hochmuth, Briac Geffrault, Lucas Chardon, Carla Philippe

production and tour [terrain]
Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels supports the 4 seasons project conceived by Boris Charmatz [terrain] for Centre Pompidou-Metz in 2022 and 2023.