Noé Soulier

The Waves

Is watching dance equally as creative as dancing itself? The French choreographer and philosopher Noé Soulier thinks so. To stimulate a physical reaction with the audience, he transforms recognisable actions such as hitting, throwing and grasping into dance movements. In this puzzle of continuously changing movements, alongside six dancers, Soulier collaborates with two percussionists: Tom De Cock and Gerrit Nulens from the Ictus-ensemble. Their drums add commas and full stops, pause a series of movements, or start an action again. This creates a poetic universe in which movements almost literally ‘touch’ you. With The Waves, Soulier ventures to the limits of extremely precise dance writing and pure improvisation. Radio Klara proclaimed The Waves one of the best performances of 2018.

Photos © Jose Caldeira


Choreography Noé Soulier | Dance Stephanie Amurao, Lucas Bassereau, Meleat Fredriksson, Yumiko Funaya, Anna Massoni, Nans Pierson | Music Noé Soulier, Tom De Cock and Gerrit Nulens | Interpretation Ensemble Ictus (Tom De Cock en Gerrit Nulens, percussie) | Light design Victor Burel | Production ND Productions (Paris) | Co-production Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE); La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie (FR); Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, Paris (FR); Festival d’Automne à Paris (FR); CN D Centre national de la danse, Pantin (FR); Opéra de Lille (FR); Theater Freiburg (DE); Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT); Kaaitheater Brussels (BE); PACT Zollverein & Essen (DE) | With the support of 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
Wed 15 Jan 2020 20:30


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