Faits et gestes

2024 Mal gesehen

Datum der Aufzeichnung: 03.03.2017

Ort: TQW / Halle G

Im Rahmen von: Austrian première





In his latest work Noé Soulier goes deeper into the matter of the gesture and explores the contingency of different stages of our movement.


The dancers form an abstract choreography in which gestures can suggest movements: like a preparation for a movement that is aiming for a missing target, apparently summoning meaning. The arrangement of Baroque composition patterns here serves as the inspiration for the improvised solos and duets in which Soulier has the music of the composers Johann Jakob Froberger appear in dialogue with his movement patterns. The composition of the movement patterns is not designed from outside but arises on the basis of a set of rules on which each evening’s performance develops and depicts its own “internal choreography”.












WITH: Anna Massoni, Norbert Pape, Nans Pierson and Noé Soulier







Johann Jakob Froberger, Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Blanrocher


Johann Sebastian Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier


Book I, Fugue No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor BWV 849


Johann Jakob Froberger, Lamentation sur la très douloureuse Mort de Sa Majesté,


Ferdinand le Quatriesme Roy des Romains


Johann Sebastian Bach, The Well-tempered Clavier



PRODUCTION, ADMINISTRATION, PROMOTION: Anne-Lise Gobin, Pierre Reis – Alma Office


PRODUCTION: ND Productions (Paris)


COPRODUCTION: CND Centre national de la danse, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Tanzquartier Wien


SUPPORTED BY: Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Île-de-France – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication au titre de l’aide au projet.




Noé Soulier is an associated artist at the CND Centre national de la danse.


Noé Soulier is an associated artist at the Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées from 2016-2018.




NOÉ SOULIER is guest-starring at the Tanzquartier Wien as part of a co-production residency – with grants from the Federal Chancellery.




Born in Paris in 1987, Noé Soulier studied at the National Ballet School of Canada and


PARTS in Brussels. He received a master’s degree in philosophy at the Sorbonne (Paris IV) and took part in the Palais de Tokyo’s residency programme Le Pavillon. In 2010, he won first prize in the competition Danse Élargie, organised 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 dissociated gestures from speech to question how they combine 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 further developed the research initiated with Little perceptions on the perception and interpretation of movement.


In October 2016 he published Actions, mouvements et gestes, a choreographic research in book form with the press of the Centre national de la danse.






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