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Events Explore Levée des conflits by Boris Charmatz

Explore Levée des conflits by Boris Charmatz

September 8-September 11

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Conversations Community Workshops 
Conversation with Boris Charmatz and Lois Welk
Presented in conjunction with the Knowing Dance More Series, The University of the Arts
Choreographer Boris Charmatz is heralded for his innovative and provocative post-modern choreographic work. Lois Welk, the former executive director of Dance/UP, engages Charmatz in a public conversation about artistic practice, public participation, and the evolution of a new vision for dance as a time-based visual art.
Sept 7 at 11:30am
Free / 90 minutes
Y Gym Dance Theater, Gershman Y
401 South Broad Street

Conversation with Boris Charmatz and Simon Dove
This dialogue explores Charmatz’s evolving notions of performance practice as well as the shifting relationships between his work and his audiences. Simon Dove is co-curator of the Crossing the Line festival, director of Dancing in the Streets in New York, and the former artistic director of Springdance (Netherlands).
Sept 8 at 11:30am
Free / 90 minutes
Drexel URBN Annex Screening Room
3401 Filbert Street

Visual Arts Roundtable Discussion
Four experts share their views on the place of performance in the museum setting. Panel includes: choreographer Boris Charmatz (Musée de la danse, France), visual art curator Ana Janevski (Museum of Modern Art), and theorist Marie Bardet (Paris 8, France). Moderated by Erica Battle of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This event takes place in conjunction with the Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium.
Sept 10 at 12:45pm
Free with museum admission / 60 minutes
Alter Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Pre-Performance Talk with Ana Janevski
Boris Charmatz, choreographer and director of Musée de la danse, continually questions the distinction between performance and visual art; reframing dance performance as a temporal extension of curated visual art. Ana Janevski is the associate curator of media and performance art at the Museum of Modern Art. She was the first museum curator to present Charmatz’s work in the United States.
Sept 10 at 6:30pm
Free / 60 minutes
Mandell Theater, Drexel University
3220 Chestnut Street

Community Workshops
These two-hour interactive dance workshops are for dancers of all abilities, ages 18 and up. Participants learn movement from Charmatz’ signature work Levée des conflits, a dance of twenty-five gestures that evolve into one continuous sequence. Held at two outdoor plazas, participants learn several of the gestures and develop the connection between them to make a dance phrase.
Pre-registration at is recommended but not required.

Sept 9 at 11am
Free / 120 minutes
Outdoors on the Perelman Plaza
Drexel University
32nd Street between Chestnut and Market Streets
(Rain location: Drexel University Main Building Great Court, 3141 Chestnut Street)



Sept 10 at 10am
Free / 120 minutes
This workshop is combined with the participants of the professional workshop series. (Informal performance included)

Outdoors on the East Terrace, Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The East Terrace of the Museum can be reached by traveling around the building from the barrier-free West Entrance of the Museum.

Accessible parking for vehicles displaying the appropriate disability permits is located adjacent to the West Entrance. This parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also accessible parking spaces available in the Museum’s parking garage, located across from the West Entrance.

(Rain location: Great Stair Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art)



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