Dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz lives and works in Brussels and Berlin. From ›Aatt enen tionon‹ (1996) to ›danse de nuit‹ (2016), he has produced numerous choreographies that have been shown internationally. He also participates in improvisational events with Saul Williams, Archie Shepp and Médéric Collignon and works as a performer with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Tino Sehgal.
In 2011 he was associate artist of the Festival d'Avignon where he presented ›enfant‹, a piece for 26 children and 9 dancers. In 2013, he was invited to MoMA, where he conceived a three-week dance programme, ›Musée de la danse: Three Collective Gestures‹. He was also invited to the Tate Modern in 2015, for ›If Tate Modern was Musée de la danse?‹, an intensive two-day performance programme presented throughout the galleries and the Turbine Hall.
While in residency at the Centre National de la Danse (Paris) from 2002 - 2004, he developed ›Bocal‹, a nomadic and temporary school that brought together students from different backgrounds. In 2007 and 2008 he was a guest lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he contributed to the creation of the new curriculum. Between 2009 and 2018, he was the director of the Rennes and Brittany National Choreographic Centre, which he transformed into a Museum of Dance - Musée de la danse. His latest work ›infini‹ will be shown in 2019 as a German premiere at PACT Zollverein.