Museo Reina Sofía will hold an encounter with Boris Charmatz, the French choreographer and incumbent director of Musée de la danse, in conjunction with the presentation of his piece 20 Dancers for the XX Century. Engaging in dialogue with João Fernandes, deputy director of Museo Reina Sofía, Charmatz will analyse the relationship between dance and contemporary art, along with the idea of the museum as a living institution which includes dance creation.
20 Dancers for the XX Century will be presented on 17 December in different gallery spaces displaying the Collection. This piece and the encounter with the choreographer will both be held on 13 December, with collaboration from the Madrid Community’s Autumn to Spring Festival.
Boris Charmatz (Chambéry, France, 1973). Choreographer and incumbent director of Musée de la danse whose line of activity focuses on rethinking dance from different perspectives. His work has featured in a number of international festivals and he has presented pieces in museums like MoMA, New York. He was also recently the subject of a programme at Tate Modern and Sadler’s Wells in London, which explored at once his strongest elements of choreography and performance.
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