04.03.18 — 17:00
How do you create a dance and talk about it ? That is the challenge of Mouvement sur mouvement, in which NoéSoulier reflects on William Forsythe’s improvisation techniques. In particular, he focuses on the gestures used by Forsythe to explain a dance. By dancing these movements that speak about movements, NoéSoulier continues his earlier work on the positions of classical ballet : a delightful inventory of rhetorical gestures.
Noé Soulier studied at the National Ballet School of Canada and PARTS in Brussels. He received a master degree in philosophy at La Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and took part in the Palais de Tokyo’s residency program: Le Pavillon. His work questions the way we perceive and interpret gestures, through multiple devices. In Corps de ballet (2014), he explored the tension between the intention and the movement of the dancer. He created Movement Materials for Fondation Louis Vuitton opening (2014), Faits et gestes at PACT Zollverein (2016), Performing Art (2017) and Les Vagues (2018) as part of Festival d’Automne à Paris. As one of the CN D associate artiste, he published Actions, mouvements et gestes, a choreographic research that takes the form of a book, and created his most recent performance, Portrait de Frédéric Tavernini at CN D Pantin this spring 2019. He will be the new Director of the CNDC in Angers from January 1, 2020.