Watching people eat is a strange form of aesthetic contemplation, a procedure with almost monstrous facets. Boris Charmatz’s new dance performance focuses on the contradiction between the preferably invisible and yet simultaneously demonstrative process of eating, on how we devour and digest reality, on the idea of making things disappear and performing an everyday operation. The passionately discussed world premiere at this year’s Ruhrtriennale once again demonstrated just how capable this French dancer and choreographer is of undermining expectations and rules of form and by doing so expanding the limitations of choreographic space. Most recently, Charmatz presented his production Partita 2 together with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in May 2014.

no language skills required * concept, Choreography: Boris Charmatz * with Or Avishay, Nuno Bizarro, Ashley Chen, Olga Dukhovnaya, Alix Eynaudi, Julien Gallée-Ferré, Peggy Grelat-Dupont, Christophe Ives, Maud Le Pladec, Frank Willens, Mark Lorimer, Mani A. Mungai, Matthieu Barbin, Marlène Saldana * choreographic assistant: Thierry Micoiun * technical director: Mathieu Morel * light technician: Arnaud Godest * sound technician: Pierre Routin * dresser: Marion Régnier * director of productions: Martina Hochmuth.

Supported by the Institut français.