French choreographer, performer, and director of Terrain, Boris Charmatz, approaches dance as collaborative possibilities that redraw formal constructs. For him, the stage is a notepad where he drafts organic concepts and then observes and captures the tensions, reactions, and engagements of those involved. Recently appointed as the new Artistic Director of Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, he shared with ICONS his creative interests and plans for the future.
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WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
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- Rachel T. - When I'm working, I'm most inspired by my dancers. My choreography doesn't take shape until I'm in the studio with my dancers. Watching them perform a new phrase or discussing a concept with them inspires me to expand the idea in directions that I couldn't have come up with on my own.
- Sara S. - I find myself very inspired by a great piece of music, a good story- something exciting, mysterious and suspenseful - can be a source of inspiration.
- Asami S. - I am inspired by everyday life experience. Overhearing conversations on the bus or one sentence that stood out from the book I was reading.
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