Performances 2023

Performances 2023

Boris Charmatz / [terrain] (DE/FR)

© Marc Domage

A dance governed by impulses, stimuli and meandering states of mind. A piece that savours the mood between sleep and wakefulness and the inner stirrings in the state of drowsiness, when the unconscious takes the body out to dance. SOMNOLE is the first proper solo work that Boris Charmatz has created for himself in the 30 years of his artistic activity. He started his international career at the age of 19 and was the first to run a Musée de la danse as an artistic project. One of the most important French choreographers, Charmatz has been the director of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch since last autumn. In Somnole, the audience gets to see a new side of him: his strong presence as a dancer, his originality and his desire to explore uncharted territories.

Austrian Premiere

Duration: 60 Min
8.7.2023, 21:00
sold out
10.7.2023, 19:00
© Marc Domage
© Marc Domage
© Marc Domage
© Marc Domage
© Marc Domage


Choreography and interpretation: Boris Charmatz
Choreographic assistant: Magali Caillet Gajan
Lights: Yves Godin
Costume in collaboration with: Marion Regnier
Vocal work: Dalila Khatir
With the advice of: Bertrand Causse and Médéric Collignon
Sound material inspired by: J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, B. Eilish, The Pink Panther, J. Kosma, E. Morricone, birdsongs, G.F. Haendel, Stormy Weather…
General stage manager: Fabrice Le Fur
Light Technician: Germain Fourvel
Deputy director: [terrain] Hélène Joly
Direction of productions: Lucas Chardon, Martina Hochmuth
Production managers: Jessica Crasnier, Briac Geffrault
Production and distribution: [terrain]
With the support of: Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
With the participation of: the Jeune théâtre national

Coproduction: Opéra de Lille – Théâtre Lyrique d’Intérêt National, le phénix - scène nationale de Valenciennes – pôle européen de création, Bonlieu - scène nationale d’Annecy, Charleroi Danse – Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgique), Festival d’Automne à Paris, Festival de Marseille, LOUD FONDATION (Riga), Teatro Municipal do Porto, Helsinki Festival, Scène nationale d’Orléans, MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny), Pavillon
ADC (Genève)

With the support of: Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, in the framework of the program Atelier en résidence

Special thanks to: Alban Moraud, Mette Ingvartsen, Iris Ingvartsen Charmatz, Xenia Ingvartsen Charmatz, Florentine Busson