We arrived on Saturday afternoon to see a solo performance of Levée des conflits before participating in the visitors’ version. Everyone in the Turbine Hall was invited to take part so over 200 of us took over the floor to learn a series of moves before performing a flash mob version of the same piece. I have no photos of this as I was too busy dancing. It must have been quite a sight to see this mass of ordinary people writhing, spinning, hurling themselves and rolling around, all on a concrete floor. Many of the official dancers wore knee pads.
After that the floor was cleared ready for the same piece again but this time performed as a round with Boris Charmatz’s dancers. Now that we knew the moves we could see how each dancer interpreted them, deepening our understanding of the piece.
The Turbine Hall had the biggest disco ball I’ve ever seen and was turned on for Adrenaline, an all-out general dance session.