ROMAN PHOTO/IF TATE MODERN WAS MUSÉE DE LA DANSE?


For two days only, in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz, around 90 dancers and choreographers took over the gallery spaces and the iconic Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.

Three years after his performance of Flip Book at Tate Modern in the Tanks, Charmatz presents a new version Roman Photo. Drawing on Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years (Aperture, 1997) by dance archivist David Vaughan, which charts in pictures Cunningham’s choreography over 50 years, 'Roman Photo' invites a number of dancers, including former members of the company and amateur practitioners, to learn and perform Vaughan’s images as sped-up versions of Cunningham’s language.


Conception: Boris Charmatz
Adaptation by Olivia Grandville
Tate Modern co-ordination auditions and rehearsals: Stephanie Busson
Performed by: Sara Ayres, Jamie Atherton, Nigel Campbell, Caroline Evans, Pedro Faccio, Konstantinos Foskolos, Guy Grant, Stefan Jovanović, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Fábio Machado, Valerie McNulty, Marianne Moore, Fiontán Moran, Maryanne Ogbogbo, Gur Piepskovitz, Limore Racin, Jocelyn-Jane Taylor, Blanca Ulloa, Chiara Vascotto, Lara Voggensperger, Simon Wallace
Light: Yves Godin
Sound: Olivier Renouf
Duration 30 minutes