If Tate Modern was Musée de la danse? – Roman Photo | BMW Tate Live



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 with London-based amateurs. 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.

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