Noé Soulier [FR]
01.02 – 02.02.2019
French choreographer and philosopher Noé Soulier is convinced that watching dance is just as creative as dancing itself. To stimulate this physical response in the audience, he transforms practical gestures like hitting, throwing, and grasping into unfinished, interrupted movements. In a constantly changing puzzle of movement, Soulier composes rhythm in the way you would write movement. In this latest creation, he presents six dancers and two percussionists: Tom De Cock and Gerrit Nulens from the Ictus-ensemble. The drum sounds add commas and full stops, punctuating or pausing a series of movements, or initiate new actions. In The Waves, Soulier explores the intersection of extremely precise dance writing and pure improvisation!
• Noé Soulier studied dance at PARTS and philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris. Over the last few seasons, he has presented the solo Movement on Movement and the group pieces Removing and Faits et gestes. During Performatik19, this season, he is confronting the theatre hall with a series of artworks from the Centre Pompidou.
choreography Noé Soulier | with Stephanie Amurao, Lucas Bassereau, Meleat Frederikson, Yumiko Funaya, Anna Massoni, Nans Pierson | music Noah Soulier, with Tom de Cock & Gerrit Nulens (Ictus) | light Victor Burel | production ND Productions | co-production Kaaitheater, Tanz im August, HAU, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse, Théâtre national de Chaillot, Festival d’Automne à Paris, CND Centre national de la danse, Opéra de Lille, Theater Freiburg, Teatro Municipal do Porto, PACT Zollverein | support Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Île-de-France – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication