Noé Soulier [FR]
Faits et gestes
Inspired by baroque compositional patterns, Noé Soulier has created a piece for four dancers. Set to the forceful piano tones of Johann Sebastian Bach and Johan Jakob Froberger – composers who always attempted to create musical rhetoric – Soulier researches how we perceive and interpret movements. Is it an action with concrete practical use, an abstract choreographic movement, or a gesture that communicates something? The dancers show how a gesture can be the preparation for a movement they are about to make. Just like music, their behavioural phrases have no definable meaning, but they nevertheless appear to suggest one.
• Noé Soulier studied dance at PARTS and philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 2016, he presented Removing at Kaaitheater, an energetic piece for six dancers.
concept and choreography Noé Soulier | with Anna Massoni, Norbert Pape, Nans Pierson and Noé Soulier | lights, technical management Léonard Clarys | music Johann Jakob Froberger, Johann Sebastian Bach | production, promotion, administration Anne-Lise Gobin, Pierre Reis – Alma Office | production ND Productions | co-production CN D Centre national de la danse, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées, PACT Zollverein, Tanzquartier Wien | support la Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Île-de-France – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Caisse des dépôts