Choreographer and dancer Boris Charmatz spoke with curator and Center colleague Simon Dove about the idea of a collection for Musée de la danse—an experimental space Charmatz founded for “thinking, practicing, and pushing further the borders” of dance. 1 Beyond a collection of objects of “what stays after a dance is performed,” Charmatz sees Musée de la danse as a fluid space “where history is being activated,” he says.
With Center support, Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design brought Charmatz to Philadelphia for a residency and public presentation of his performance piece for 24 dancers, Levée des conflits (Suspension of conflicts), in September 2016. As part of this residency, Charmatz led a workshop and performance of Levée des conflits on the terrace of The Philadelphia Museum of Art during its “Museum as Score” symposium. Watch Charmatz discuss the possibilities of presenting dance in a public space.>>