Tino Sehgal: (Untitled) (2000)

One Solo, three Variations

  • Tino Sehgal: (Ohne Titel) (2000)
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    Tino Sehgal
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How can a society learn from choreographers? (Untitled) (2000) depicts an image of a world where dance and choreography can inspire a society. Originally conceived for stage and danced by Tino Sehgal himself, the solo remains in the cultural memory as a “museum of dance.” The space of this museum does not contain objects, but movements and gestures of iconic dance styles. Now, fourteen years later, the bodies of three dancers confront the history of 20th century dance with the architecture of postindustrial landscapes.

With the mere presence of their bodies (unaccompanied by music, and without a set), Andrew Hardwidge, Frank Willens, and Boris Charmatz allow new spaces to emerge for new readings and interpretations. What is the task of theater or museum in a society? Has the obsession for objects, for material values reached its end?

The art of Tino Sehgal is immaterial; it takes shape in the moment in which the spectator encounters it. Since 2000, he has been constructing live situations in which performers enter into contact with the visitors and spectators by way of movements, conversations, or song, inviting them to influence the structure of the work .

Born in London in 1976, Sehgal studied economics and dance. In 2005, he represented Germany at the Venice Biennale. The Guggenheim, Tate Modern, and dOCUMENTA (13) have also presented solo shows of his work. In 2013, he was awarded the Golden Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale.


— 30. August 2014
Further dates
— 13. 14. September
— 30 €
Reduced prices start at 15,00 €
  • Sat30Aug
    Tino Sehgal: (Untitled) (2000) on 30. August 2014 at 7.00 PM
  • Sat13Sep
    Tino Sehgal: (Untitled) (2000) on 13. September 2014 at 6.00 PM
  • Sun14Sep
    Tino Sehgal: (Untitled) (2000) on 14. September 2014 at 6.00 PM

Press Comments

[...] eine gelungene Fusion von Bildender Kunst und Bewegung.

— Die Welt, 04.03.2014

A production by Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne. In coproduction with Tanz im August (Berlin), Kaaitheater (Brüssel), Les Spectacles vivants Centre Pompidou (Paris), La Bâtie-Festival (Genf), Bonlieu Scène National Annecy im Netzwerk PACT, supported by FEDER as part of the INTEREG IV A Frankreich-Schweiz programme.