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For this highly ambitious piece, having its North American premiere, a 24-strong ensemble of dancers perform, in succession, 10,000 gestures – none repeated, every one unique. At once joyous and melancholy, ephemeral and unforgettable, 10,000 Gestures reinvents the language of dance in thrilling fashion.

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French choreographer Boris Charmatz is widely celebrated for his experimental approach to contemporary dance. Since 2009, Charmatz has been the director of the Rennes & Brittany National Choreographic Centre, transforming it into the cutting-edge Museum of Dance (Musée de la danse). He has recently presented work to great acclaim at Sadler’s Wells, Tate Modern and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. borischarmatz.org

Co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Crossing the Line Festival. Supported by the Hermès Foundation within the framework of the New Settings Program.

FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance, a program of FACE Foundation in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. This program is made possible thanks to the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, Institut français Paris, French Ministry of Culture, and private donors. Additional funding has been provided by the CHANEL Foundation.

Skirball Moves programming is generously supported by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

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Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton
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