Mouvement sur Mouvement
In this project, Noé Soulier reproduces physically sequences from the Improvisation Technologies where William Forsythe presents different tools to generate and analyze movements. By using them as dance material, Noé Soulier gives them another status: what was an explanation of a dance becomes the dance itself. These explanatory gestures are associated with a reflection on the way movements are defined in various choreographic practices. Words and gestures interact with each others creating correspondences, frictions and gaps.
Born in Paris in 1987, 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 Palais de Tokyo’s residency program: Le Pavillon.
In 2010, he won the first prize of the competition Danse Élargie, organized by Le Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and Le Musée de la Danse with the trio « Little Perceptions » in which he started an ongoing research on ways of defining movement. With the solo « Movement on Movement » (2013), he dissociates gestures from speech to question how they collaborate to create meaning.
In 2014, he explored the syntax of ballet vocabulary with « Corps de ballet » for the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine. In « Movement Materials » (2014) and « Removing » (2015), he develops further the research initiated with Little perceptions on the perception and interpretation of movement.
In October 2016, he publishes « Actions, mouvements et gestes », a choreographic research that takes the form of a book, with the press of the Centre national de la danse.
Source: Noé Soulier 's website
More information: noesoulier.tumblr.com
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Mouvement sur mouvement
Artistic direction / Conception
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Production déléguée: WP Zimmer Coproduction: Festival d’automne à Paris, La Ménagerie de verre (Paris), Kaaïtheater (Bruxelles), Bruges Concertgebouw Avec le soutien du Centre National de la Danse (Paris) Remerciements à la Forsythe Company.
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Maison de la Danse, Biennale de Lyon