In September 2016, Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will present Boris Charmatz: Levée des conflits, a 12-day residency with acclaimed French choreographer and experimental dancer Boris Charmatz, featuring a series of participatory workshops and public presentations.
In advance of the September workshops, project co-directors Miriam Giguere and Manfred Fischbeck, along with consultant Lois Welk host an informal professional preview for dance and performance artists to learn about Charmatz’ workshop series and the project as a whole.
View the September workshop schedule and application here.
This event is free and geared toward professional dancers and performance artists.
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