étrangler le temps
Choreography: Odile Duboc

Freely inspired by boléro 2
(excerpted from the performance trois boléros, conceived by Odile Duboc and Françoise Michel, 1996)

“I wanted to strangle time.” Tatsumi Hijikata, The Ailing Dancer
In homage to Odile Duboc, Boris Charmatz and Emmanuelle Huynh present an evening in two parts. In the first part, the two performers freely draw inspiration from the choreography of the duet boléro 2 in order to produce another score from memory, relying on the drawn-out music of Maurice Ravel. In the second portion of the evening they are going to interpret the original version of the choreography.

Running time: 50 min


Boris Charmatz, Emmanuelle Huynh

Stage design and lighting: Yves Godin
Sound: Olivier Renouf
Sound material: Stretching out of the Boléro de Ravel

Production direction: Sandra Neuveut, Martina Hochmuth, Amélie-Anne Chapelain
Production: Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne – Direction : Boris Charmatz. Association supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles / Bretagne), the city of Rennes, the regional Council of Brittany and the General Council of Ille-et-Vilaine.
The Institut français contributes regularly to the international touring of the Musée de la danse.

Created in 2009 at Musée de la danse, Rennes

Cover picture: © Ursula Kaufmann / étrangler le temps in the framework of A dancer’s day, Tempelhof Volksbühne Berlin, 2017

  • étrangler le temps - Programme Gala Théâtre de Lorient 2011
  • étrangler le temps - Soirée Nomade, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain 2015
  • étrangler le temps - A Dancer's Day, Volksbühne Tempelhof Berlin 2017

On tour:

Samedi 13 juin 2020 – La Maison CDCN in Uzès (France)
Lundi 6 avril 2020 – Espaces Pluriels in Pau (France)
Mardi 14 janvier 2020 – Espace 1789 in St-Ouen (France)
Du 23 au 24 octobre – STUK in Leuven (Belgium)
Dimanche 1er septembre – Theater Spektakel in Zurich (Switzerland)
Dimanche 23 juin – Tate Modern, Sadler’s Wells in London (United-Kingdom)
Dimanche 16 juin – La Manufacture CDCN in Bordeaux (France)
Du 14 au 15 mars – Théâtre de Nîmes in Nîmes (France)
Du 6 au 7 mars – Fiche La Belle de Mai - Marseille objectif DansE in Marseille (France)