Musée de la danse

Born from an antinatural crossbreeding between museum, place of preservation, dance, art of motion, and choreographical centre, place of production and residence, the Dancing Museum is a paradox which draws its dynamics from its own contradictions: an experimental space for thinking, practicing and pushing futher the borders of this phenomenon called dance; and an operation that brings itself to date with each of its new events.

It is a place, situated in Rennes, but the Dancing Museum is also a nomadic idea, which can move elsewhere, shelter time (préfiguration), void and talk (expo zéro), nudes, things political, discussions (Grimace du réel), works and fantasies (héliogravures, Service commandé), and sometimes even, all of it at the same time (brouillon -rough draft-).

The different events of this enterprise directed by choreographer Boris Charmatz form a combinational game, exploring the possibilities of crossbreeding between exhibition, performative gesture and articulation of a speech: simultaneously a say, a do, and a how-to-do. Workshops, debates, artists’ an research workers’ residences; offbeat propositions and fantasy collections are all born directly from a reflection on what this playful and hybrid museum could become. Turning upside down the established relations between audience, art, and its physical and imaginary territories, the Dancing Museum joints the living with the reflexive — art and archive, creation and transmission.

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