SOMNOLE
Choreography: Boris Charmatz

Creation 2021
Première at Opéra de Lille, 09/11 - 10/11

I love the idea that choreographic ideas come when you’re lying down
when you’re falling asleep
when you’re somnolent

I would love to do a somnolent solo
inspired by these states of latency
and explore hibernation and its end
the undertow of daydreams and the scream of awakening

to explore the desire for passivity

and move around in sleep

in this solo I would like to make the work of the mind as visible as possible
let it be that which emerges

I wonder why I had never done a solo choreography

when I was little I practiced whistling during every recess
so as to imagine an entire whistled concert
I whistled mainly classical music

first I imagine an entirely whistled solo
made up of melodic reminiscences

and for once
I also imagine lights
a first draft
emergency exits lighting up one after another
a sort of drone flying overhead spotlights my movement
and probably a potent beam from backstage
backlighting that slants downward toward the audience
because, in the end, everything moves in their direction

Notes of intent - Boris Charmatz, april 2020

Running time: 1h

Interprétation :

Boris Charmatz

Choreographic assistant: Magali Caillet Gajan
Lights: Yves Godin
Costume collaboration: Marion Regnier
Vocal work: Dalila Khatir
With the advice of Bertrand Causse and Médéric Collignon
Sound materials inspired by J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi,
B. Eilish, The Pink Panther, J. Kosma, E.
Morricone, birdsongs, G.F. Haendel, Stormy
Weather

Full list at the end of this article
General stage manager: Fabrice Le Fur
Light technician: Germain Fourvel
Deputy director [terrain]: Hélène Joly
Production direction: Lucas Chardon, Martina Hochmuth
Production managers: Jessica Crasnier, Briac Geffrault

Production and distribution : [terrain]
With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
Co-production: Opéra de Lille – Théâtre Lyrique
d’Intérêt National, le phénix - scène nationale de Valenciennes – pôle européen de création, Bonlieu - scène nationale d’Annecy, Charleroi Danse - Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgium), Festival d’Automne à Paris, Festival de Marseille, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Helsinki Festival, Scène nationale d’Orléans, MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny), Pavillon ADC (Geneva)
With the support of Lafayette Anticipations –
Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, dans
le cadre du programme Atelier en résidence
With the participation of the Jeune
théâtre national
Thanks to: Alban Moraud, Mette Ingvartsen, Iris Ingvartsen Charmatz, Xenia Ingvartsen Charmatz, Florentine Busson

Cover picture: © Marc Domage

On tour:

Jeudi 6 avril – Maison de la danse in Lyon (France)
Du 29 au 30 mars – Le Trident scène nationale in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (France)
Du 14 au 15 mars – Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taipei (Taiwan)
Du 27 au 28 janvier – Théâtre Garonne - La Place de la danse CDCN in Toulouse (France)
Jeudi 15 décembre 2022 – La Manufacture CDCN in Bordeaux (France)
Mardi 13 décembre 2022 – La Soufflerie in Rezé (France)
Mercredi 30 novembre 2022 – CCNT in Tours (France)
Mercredi 9 novembre 2022 – CCN de Caen en Normandie - Chorège CDCN Falaise Normandie in Caen (France)
Du 1er au 2 novembre 2022 – Virgilio Sieni - Cango in Florence (Italy)
Jeudi 20 octobre 2022 – MA scène nationale in Montbéliard (France)
Du 23 au 24 août 2022 – Helsinki Festival in Helsinki (Finlande)
Du 6 au 8 juillet 2022 – Festival de Marseille in Marseille (France)
Vendredi 10 juin 2022 – Festival Uzès danse in Uzès (France)
Dimanche 22 mai 2022 – La Passerelle, scène nationale in Saint-Brieuc (France)
Du 26 au 27 avril 2022 – Teatro Municipal do Porto - DDD Festival Dias Da Dança in Porto (Portugal)
Mardi 5 avril 2022 – Pavillon ADC in Geneva (Switzerland)
Du 18 au 19 mars 2022 – Sadler’s Wells in London (England)
Du 11 au 12 mars 2022 – Triennale di Milano in Milan (Italy)
Du 2 au 4 mars 2022 – Bonlieu, scène nationale in Annecy (France)
Du 25 au 27 février 2022 – Montpellier danse in Montpellier (France)
Du 18 au 19 février 2022 – La Raffinerie - Charleroi Danse in Bruxelles (Belgium)
Vendredi 11 février 2022 – Les Hivernales - CDCN in Avignon (France)

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