Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Boris Charmatz and Amandine Beyer — Partita 2

22 & 23 May 2015

Archived Show
Twitter Facebook More

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Unfortunately tonight’s performance of Partita 2 at Sadler’s Wells Theatre has had to be cancelled, as Boris Charmatz was injured during last night’s performance. All patrons who have booked to see this performance are being contacted by email with information about refunds/exchanges. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Sadler’s Wells and Tate Modern present Musée de la danse in London, a major new focus on the work of French choreographer, dancer and agitateur Boris Charmatz. Charmatz is also director of the National Choreographic Centre in Rennes which he renamed Musée de la danse.

Following his debut at Sadler’s Wells in 2014 with enfant, Sadler’s Wells and Tate Modern bring to London an unprecedented series of performances and installations by one of the most radical dance makers today.

As part of this focus, Charmatz will also perform alongside Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in ROSAS’s production Partita 2.

What happens when two choreographers, famed for directing large groups of performers, rejoice in their love for their own dancing? In a repertoire of over 40 works, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker – an icon of contemporary dance – has never composed a duet in which she would dance herself.

In Partita 2, a collaboration between herself and Charmatz, De Keersmaeker departs from her usual meticulous construction of dance, embracing the improvisatory instincts and whimsical flair of Charmatz. The piece is named for its score, from JS Bach, the structure and form of which De Keersmaeker reflects in this new choreography.

Bach’s composition is performed by violinist Amandine Beyer, whose physical presence on stage lends the dance a sense of humility and intimacy, enhancing Michel François’ bare and beautiful set design in this exciting new collaboration from two of the most exciting names working in dance today.

Other shows in the Musée de la danse in London focus at Sadler’s Wells

Sun 17 May
Aatt enen tionon – Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse

Tue 19 & Wed 20 May
manger – Boris Charmatz / Musée de la dansee

More on Musée de la danse in London

Part of Le Musée de la danse in London: presented by Sadler's Wells and Tate Modern

“Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker opens doors, even batters some down; she is a major artist”

New York Times

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

In line with government guidance, Sadler’s Wells continues to present performances to socially distanced audiences. Read more