Conception: Boris Charmatz

A spectacle workshop
We need a riposte to soulless workshops, to lectures without body and to the absence of a choreographic culture. The frontiers between theory and practice, culture and history, teaching and creation need to become more fluid. “Facultés” is a short response to all that. A first test –pedagogy without master classes, verbal improvisation, uniting public, artists and academics.
Academics striving to connect their research in living artistic approaches and in living bodies. Artists attempting to put ideas and words to their art. The audience wanting to understand. This workshop / lecture / performance is the first appearance of Boris Charmatz in Scandinavia. His choreographic language and open methodology has amazed both audience and press around Europe, because of it formal precision, aesthetic clearness and richness in approach and method. Facultés is a unique event that gives the audience access to the inner most core of dance, the body and its thinking.
“I don’t know what it’s like for you, but for me, it’s not always easy to look at pieces, the unceasing jolting of scenes and bodies at work. When it seems extremely simple, when the seduction works, when everything clicks, in those moments doubt arises, doubt about the nature of the gaze placed on the actor or the dancer. Facultés will refer to this doubt: what is the nature of the connection that unites spectators to the bodies in front of them? And also that connects teaching bodies to their pupils. And that links us all, one by one, in daily observation-impregnation.” BC
Feuille de salle I’ll never let you go – Choreography visuals thought – Stockholm march 2001

Running time: 1h30 - 2h approx.

With : Hubert Godart, movement anlysis researcher
Isabelle Launay, researcher and dance historian
Loïc Touzé, dancer and choreographer
Boris Charmatz, dancer and choreographer

Production : Association Edna
Coproduction : Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest
with the support of du Holland Festival.
Thanks to au Théâtre de la Cité Internationale et au Centre National de la Danse.
with the help of Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne.

Created in 2001