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What does a gesture imply? How does the meaning of a movement unfold? In his precise choreographies Noé Soulier anatomises individual elements of movement and reduces them to their essence. He connects the philosophical and the artistic, and examines the relationship between movement and thought. In his new production, “The Waves,” the French choreographer and trained philosopher assumes that we associate complex experiences with physical movements and postures, and develops a vocabulary of gestures that activates the body’s own memory.
Noé Soulier (*1987, Paris) studied dance at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, the National Ballet School of Canada and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. In 2013 he graduated from the Sorbonne with an MA in philosophy. He took part in a residence programme at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris from 2011–12. His work is often described as highly reflective, and frequently combines different interests. So in his lecture performance “Idéographie” Soulier analysed both the language of dance and the canonical philosophic discourse, and in “Movement on movement” he explored the way in which we speak through movement and generate movement through discourse. “Idéographie” was shown at Tanz im August in 2011.
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TFB Nr. 1227
Cast & Credits
Choreography: Noé Soulier
With: Stephanie Amurao, Lucas Bassereau, Meleat Frederikson, Yumiko Funaya, Anna Massoni, Nans Pierson
Music: Noé Soulier, Tom de Cock and Gerrit Nulens
Music performed by: Ictus Ensemble (Tom De Cock and Gerrit Nulens, percussion)
Light: Victor Burel
Production: ND Productions Paris
Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse Paris, Festival d’Automne à Paris, CN D Centre national de la danse Pantin, Opéra de Lille, Theater Freiburg, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Kaaitheater Brussels, PACT Zollverein Essen
Supported by: Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Île-de-France – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication au titre de l’aide à la structuration and Fonds Transfabrik – german-french fund for performing arts
Noé Soulier is associated artist at CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie 2016–2018.
Noé Soulier is associated artist at CN D Centre national de la danse.
Presented in the context of [DNA] Departures and Arrivals with support of the EU cultural programme.
With the support of Institut français and French Ministry of Culture/DGCA.
Tanz im August 2018
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)
Hallesches Ufer 32
Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)