Boris Charmatz: Levée des conflits Discussion Series

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Boris Charmatz’ Levée des Conflits. Photo © Caroline Ablain.

In conjunction with Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s Center-funded project Boris Charmatz: Levée des conflits, a series of discussions will be held with acclaimed French choreographer Boris Charmatz and various artists and cultural practitioners.

Conversation with Boris Charmatz and Lois Welk
September 7, 2016
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Y Gym Dance Theater, Gershman Y, 401 S Broad Street

Lois Welk, former executive director of Dance/UP, will engage Charmatz in a public conversation focusing on artistic practice, public engagement, and the evolution of a new vision for dance as time-based visual art.

Conversation with Boris Charmatz and Simon Dove
September 8, 2016
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Drexel URBN Annex Screening Room, 3401 Filbert Street

Curator and Center contributor Simon Dove, who has followed Charmatz’ work throughout Europe, will discuss the choreographer’s evolving performance practice, and the dynamic, shifting relationship between his work and his audiences.

Visual Arts Roundtable Discussion
September 10, 2016
1:45 p.m.
Free with museum admission
Alter Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A panel discussion including Boris Charmatz, Museum of Modern Art curator Ana Janevski, and theorist Marie Bardet, will explore the place of performance in the museum setting, moderated by curator Erica Battle of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

All discussions are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Ann Philbin has directed the Hammer Museum at UCLA since 1999. Prior to her arrival at the Hammer, she was director of the Drawing Center in New York.

Swedish saxophonist-composer Mats Gustaffson leads the United States debut of Swedish Azz, an all-Swedish ensemble.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Susan Stockton recently retired as the president of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a position she held since September of 2003. She is currently studying creative writing at Oxford University. Stockton served as a 2015 Performance LOI panelist.

During Dancing around the Bride’s run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition received a string of glowing reviews from the New York Times.

Taras Lewyckyj, the artistic director of Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, recovered, restaged, and documented lost works of acclaimed Ukrainian dance artist Anatoly Kryvochyzha.

Spanish dancer and choreographer Rosario Toledo choreographed an original dance for Pasión y Arte, marking the company’s first collaboration with a major flamenco artist.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Joseph C. Thompson has spearheaded the creation of MASS MoCA from its beginnings in 1987 to its realization in 1999.

Director Michał Zadara and actress Barbara Wysocka on creating an innovative adaptation of Fryderyk Chopin’s two piano concertos performed without a piano.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ralph Rugoff is director of the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre in London.

Grants & Grantees

One of three contemporary music ensembles in the United States that can scale up to a full chamber orchestra, Orchestra 2001 has presented over 80 world premieres.

Grants & Grantees

An outgrowth of the anti-graffiti network, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced over 3,600 murals since 1984, making it the largest public art program in the United States and earning Philadelphia the nickname “City of Murals.”

Promoting cultural exchanges between Ukrainians and the global community, Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble seeks to represent the country’s culture through dance.