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Boris Charmatz: SOMNOLE

Opening Date: Oct 28, 2023

Closing Date: Oct 29, 2023

Running Time: 01:00

Boris Charmatz: SOMNOLE
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Playing @

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU

566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012

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Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels and NYU Skirball present the North American premiere of SOMNOLE. In this rare solo performance by Boris Charmatz, the award-winning French dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch explores the idea of somnolence — the feeling of being on the brink of sleep.

Known for his large-scale, group performances, for this piece he distills his choreography into the minimalist form of a dance solo. In a score comprised only of whistling, melodies surface, blend and break apart. The nature of the relationship between the sound and the movement constantly shifts from deliberate to halting, hazy to insightful. Like a body seeking sleep, Charmatz invents a form of insomniac dance where hypnotic rhythms and gestures bring the audience to the frontier between wakefulness and sleep.

French choreographer Boris Charmatz is widely celebrated for his radical approach to contemporary dance. Dancer, choreographer and creator of experimental projects, Charmatz subjects dance to formal constraints which redraw the field of possibilities. From 2009 to 2018, he directed the Musée de la danse – Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne. In January 2019, he founded [terrain], in partnership with le phénix, scène nationale in Valenciennes, the Lille Opera and the Amiens Maison de la Culture. Boris Charmatz is also an associate artist of Charleroi Danse in Belgium. He became director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in Germany, in September 2022.

SOMNOLE is part of the Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival in New York.
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COVID-19 Safety Information

Masks are optional but encouraged.

Performance Schedule:

SATURDAY @ 7:30 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Choreography

Boris Charmatz

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Full-price tickets

$46

Lottery & Rush

Non-NYU students & Seniors (62+): Access $20 rush tickets in person on the day of the show at the box office. You’ll need valid student ID or proof of your age. All discounts are subject to availability. A $3 facility fee applies to all rush tickets. Rush tickets can be purchased on the day of the performance from the time the box office opens (usually 12 PM Tuesday-Saturday or 2 hours prior to the event)

Accessibility:

Box Office

Shagan Box Office in the lobby of the Skirball Center, 566 La Guardia Place (just south of Washington Square South).
Hours: Tues - Sat, noon to 6pm and two hours before show times.

Directions Subway

B, D, F and A, C, E all service West 4th Street and are the shortest walking distance to the center. Other trains within walking distance include N,R at 8th Street, 6 at Astor Place, 1,9 at Christopher Street and L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 at Union Square

Seating

860 seats.

Elevator\Escalator

Elevator.

Assisted Listening System

Infrared listening devices available for most performances. Please make a request to the house staff upon arrival.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available on all levels.

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B, D, F and A, C, E all service West 4th Street and are the shortest walking distance to the center. Other trains within walking distance include N,R at 8th Street, 6 at Astor Place, 1,9 at Christopher Street and L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 at Union Square

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