Daytime Movements
Réalisation : Boris Charmatz, Aernout Mik

“A dance film? A filmed dance? Or phantom choreography seeking, in the very nature of movement, the confused matter of its imagination?
In 2016, Boris Charmatz created danse de nuit, night dance, a nocturnal performance for urban space, the choreographic material for which fills the film Daytime Movements. The film installation, created by the artist Aernout Mik in collaboration with the choreographer Boris Charmatz, places us at the limits: in this “daytime dance,” where the disorder of bodies blends with the everyday surroundings, every gesture conceals or reveals other uncanny signs.”
Gilles Amalvi

“In interior silence and withdrawal, the dancers seem to forget themselves and are one with objects and landscapes, caught in a hypnotic trance that extends to the audience through the immersive character of the installation. The violence of the gesture also sends an emotional jolt, challenging passive and active positions. The camera films by coming closer or becoming detached, thus constructing its own language and montage, setting its own rhythm. The collaboration also involves taking the risk of a search that is carried out in the territory of the other.” — The New National Museum of Monaco, Visitor’s Guide, 2016.

4 screen video installation, duration 30:19 (2 screens) and 25:11 (2 screens)

Interprétation :

Gilles Amalvi, Pascale Autret, Ronan Barbedor, Nuno Bizarro, Marine Bouilloud, Fabrice Bouvais, Ashley Chen, Carole Contant, Matthieu Doze, Olga Dukhovnaya, Peggy Grelat-Dupont, Jean-Charles Foubert, Jolie N’gemi, Marion Régnier, Caroline Roger, Kaya Sasaki and a dog

assistant director: Marjoleine Boonstra
prop woman: Elsje De Bruijn
cameramen: Benito Strangio, Istvan Imreh, Aldo Lee
cameramen assistants: Hugues Forget, Lisa Moullec, Erik Wiedenhof
data handler: John Dekker
general stage manager: Jean-Charles Foubert assisted by Angèle Laroche
dresser: Marion Régnier
production direction: Amélie-Anne Chapelain, Sandra Neuveut, Chantal Nissen
production: Chantal Nissen & Musée de la danse
Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne. Direction : Boris Charmatz. Association subventionnée par le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles / Bretagne), la Ville de Rennes, le Conseil régional de Bretagne et le Conseil général d’Ille-et-Vilaine.
thanks to: Action Ouest, la Chambre des Notaires, Citédia, Théâtre national de Bretagne
courtesy: Carliergebauer, Berlin

Film created in 2016.

Photo : still of Daytime Movement