Liberté Cathédrale

  • Show
  • Dance

Boris Charmatz

France - Germany / Creation 2023

A choreographic storm, danced and sung, carried by the power of the organ, peals of bells, and silence. Boris Charmatz’s first creation for the Tanztheater Wuppertal Ensemble, with performers from the Terrain company, presented here for the first time under the open sky. 

Liberté Cathédrale, Boris Charmatz, 2024 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon

Presentation

The Tanztheater Wuppertal and the Terrain company storm the pitch of the Bagatelle stadium with a show that juxtaposes two seemingly incompatible words. Boris Charmatz exalts the indiscipline of those dancers who devour the space and brush against the audience, who come together as a group or explode into a shower of incandescent solos, their bodies resonating to the sound of the organ and bells. Initially created in the brutalist church of Neviges, Liberté Cathédrale will be performed outdoors for the first time here. This grand pagan celebration reminds us that in Greek, “church” primarily means “assembly.” 

Una tormenta coreográfica bailada y cantada traspasada por la fuerza del órgano, el tañido de las campanas y el silencio. Esta es la primera obra que Boris Charmatz crea para el Tanztheater Wuppertal Ensemble junto con bailarines de la compañía Terrain, y se presenta por primera vez al aire libre. 

Interview with Boris Charmatz

Distribution

With the Tanztheater Wuppertal Ensemble, guests: Laura Bachman*, Régis Badel*, Dean Biosca, Naomi Brito, Emily Castelli, Guilhem Chatir*, Ashley Chen*, Maria Giovanna Delle Donne, Taylor Drury, Çağdaş Ermiş, Julien Ferranti*, Julien Gallée-Ferré*, Letizia Galloni, Tatiana Julien*, Lucieny Kaabral, Simon Le Borgne, Reginald Lefebvre, Johanna Elisa Lemke*, Alexander López Guerra, Nicholas Losada, Milan Nowoitnick Kampfer, Michael Strecker, Christopher Tandy, Tsai-Wei Tien, Solène Wachter* Frank Willens
Choreography Boris Charmatz
Assistant choreographer Magali Caillet Gajan
Lighting Yves Godin
Costumes Florence Samain
Voice work Dalila Khatir
Poems Emily Dickinson, John Donne
Sound materials Ludwig van Beethoven, Olivier Renouf, Peaches, Phill Niblock, (organ improvisations, epilogue after Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi)
General Manager Fabrice Le Fur
Stage Manager Benjamin Greifenberg, Dietrich Röder
Lighting Manager Peter Bellinghausen
Sound Manager Andreas Eisenschneider
Wardrobe Manager Katherina Fröhlich, Renatus Matuschowitz
Physiotherapist Bernd Marszan

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Managing Director Daniel Siekhaus
Artistic Director Robert Sturm
Tour Planning and Direction Leonie Werner
Production Collaboration Julia Honer
Press, PR, Marketing Ursula Popp

Terrain

Executive production Hélène Joly
Production Lucas Chardon, Briac Geffrault, Martina Hochmuth

Production

Production Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch + Terrain
Coproduction Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Maison de la Danse Pôle européen de création in support of the Biennale de la danse 2023 (Lyon), Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Factory International (Manchester), Festival steirischer herbst (Graz), Culturgest (Lisbon), Lafayette Anticipations (Paris)
With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, Kunststiftung NRW, City of Wuppertal, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, Ministère de la Culture Drac Hauts-de-France, Région Hauts-de-France
Acknowledgements Gilles Amalvi, Emma Barrowman, bell hooks, Peter Böhm, Sofia Dias, Angela Diaz Quintela, João dos Santos Martins, abbé Thomas Diradourian, Henrique Furtado, Georges Labbat, Noémie Langevin, Hampus Lindwall, Anaísa Lopes "Piny", Jean-Baptiste Monnot, Fabrice Ramalingom, Andrea Rehrmann, Vítor Roriz, Stefanie Schmitz, Lewis Seivwright, Bruno Senune, Julian Stierle, Aida Vainieri, Catherine Wood

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La matinale - 16 July

  • Café des idées
Malicho Vaca Valenzuela, Boris Charmatz, Krzysztof Warlikowski

Free entrance