Club Amour
Conception : Boris Charmatz

Café Müller (Pina Bausch)+ Aatt enen tionon + herses, duo (Boris Charmatz)

“In the early filmed versions of Café Müller, it is striking to see desire at work. Bodies seek one another, grope for one another; fingers call out for touch. The life of the theater intersects with the life of the artists. The roles seem to be carved out of thick human relationships.
This made me want to present the play on an evening where love, loves, desire, desires would be the core. I then thought of two plays in “my” repertoire that also touched on these issues. This is a test: to give the dancers from Tanztheater Wuppertal, who have not yet performed these pieces, the opportunity to confront the rough subtlety of Café Müller, the unrestrained radicality of Aatt enen tionon, as well as to perform a duet from herses (une lente introduction) with bodies tangled with one another in absolute contact. The evening promises to be restless: Purcell meets PJ Harvey, Café Müller’s ageless costumes come together with Aatt enen tionon’s nudity, and all three pieces set Tanztheater Wuppertal 2023 ablaze!”

Boris Charmatz, March 2023

The Club Amour audience sees the three pieces. Each evening, two time slots are offered.
On the first time slot, the audience first sees Aatt enen tionon then herses, duo then Café Müller.
On the second time slot, the audience first sees Café Müller then Aatt enen tionon then herses, duo.

Duration : 2h30, 2 intervals included

Interprétation :

With the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Ensemble and guests(*)

  • Café Müller (1978)

Choreography and direction : Pina Bausch
Set design and costumes : Rolf Borzik
Collaboration : Marion Cito, Hans Pop
Music : Henry Purcell
Duration : 40 minutes

Café Müller premiered in Opera House Wuppertal on May 20th, 1978

  • Aatt enen tionon (1996)

Trio with (alternately) : Dean Biosca, Olga Dukhovna*, Çağdaş Ermiş Letizia Galloni, Simon Le Borgne, Christopher Tandy

Choreography : Boris Charmatz
Lights : Yves Godin
Vertical structure : Gilles Touyard
Sound : Hubertus Biermann, Olivier Renouf
Sound materials: PJ Harvey
Collaboration to transmission : Julia Cima
Stage manager : Fabrice Le Fur
Duration : 40 min.

Aatt enen tionon premiered in La Halle aux Grains, Blois, On February 9th, 1996, with : Boris Charmatz, Julia Cima and Vincent Druguet.

  • herses, duo (1997)
    excerpt from herses (une lente introduction)

with : Boris Charmatz, Johanna Elisa Lemke*

Choreography : Boris Charmatz
Music : Stefan Fraunberger
Duration : 15 min.

herses (une lente introduction)premiered in Quartz, Brest, on September 27th , 1997, with : Boris Charmatz, Julia Cima, Vincent Dupont, Myriam Lebreton, Sylvain Prunenec, and Jérôme Pernoo (cello)

Production and distribution Club Amour : Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch + Terrain Boris Charmatz

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Terrain develop together an artistic project between Germany and France under the direction of Boris Charmatz.
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch is supported by the Wuppertal Stadt and Nordrhein-Westfalen Land. Terrain is supported by Ministère de la Culture – DRAC Hauts-de- France, and Région Hauts-de- France.

Production Aatt enen tionon : Association edna (1996) Coproduction : La Halle aux Grains-Scène nationale de Blois, La Ferme du Buisson-Scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, Les Hivernales-Avignon. The production was supported by a residency in Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté in Belfort (directed by Odile Duboc).

Production herses (une lente introduction) : Association edna (1997) Coproduction : Le Quartz / Centre National Dramatique et Chorégraphique de Brest (Création-résidence), Festival d’Automne à Paris, Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble, Festival International Montpellier Danse, Dieppe Scène Nationale. With the support of Springdance Festival/Utrecht/Pays-Bas and Centre national de la danse, Pantin.

Cover picture © César Vayssié

On tour:

Du 27 au 28 mars – Le phénix, scène nationale de Valenciennes in Valenciennes (France)
Du 22 au 23 mars – Maison de la Culture Amiens in Amiens (France)
Du 7 au 8 mars – Berliner Festspiele, Berlin in Berlin (Germany)
Du 23 au 26 novembre 2023 – Opernhaus, Wuppertal in Wuppertal (Germany)