Community workshop with Boris Charmatz at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by JJ Tiziou.
With Center support, Drexel University Westphal College’s Philadelphia Museum of Dance, co-curated by acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz, examines the presentation of public performance in relationship to the exhibition of visual art objects. On October 6, Charmatz transforms the Barnes Foundation with a one-day free exhibit of live dance. The day features performers from Philadelphia and New York and comes to a close with Charmatz’ own company performing danse de nuit—a work for six dancers assembling in a public space at night. danse de nuit rethinks choreographic assembly and grapples with Charmatz’ observation, “In (our) public spaces (now) there are many more armed soldiers than (unarmed) dancers.”
This event is free and open to the public; view the full schedule here.