|Performers:||Stephanie Amurao, Lucas Bassereau, Meleat Fredriksson, Yumiko Funaya, Nans Pierson, Nangaline Gomis|
|Music:||Noé Soulier, Tom De Cock, Gerrit Nulens|
|Percussion:||Ruben Martinez Orio, Gerrit Nulens (Ictus Ensemble)|
|Lighting design:||Victor Burel|
|Lighting manager:||Marc Pichard|
|Production:||ND Productions (Paris)|
|Executive producer:||Centre national de danse contemporaine CNDC (Angers)|
|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)|
|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|
|With the participation of:||Fonds Transfabrik – Franco-German Fund for performing arts|
|Note:||Noé Soulier is the director of the CNDC of Angers. The CNDC of Angers is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture – DRAC des Pays de la Loire, the city of Angers, the Region Pays de la Loire, and the Department Maine et Loire|
Noé Soulier - Les vagues
Les Vagues/The Waves by Noé Soulier explores the many ways in which gestures can suggest a cascade of bodily experiences, expanding the research practised in earlier works on movement, meanings, memories and evocative references. Each movement has the communicative power to refer to a vast array of symbols, patterns, suggestions, explanations and comments.
“The experience of our bodily actions, whether in the present moment or in our memory of them, is always fragmentary.
It is this fragmentary dimension of the bodily experience that I try to convey through movement. I rely for this on practical goals that we all know, such as avoiding, hitting, throwing or catching. These goals are diverted from their initial function. By removing what makes these everyday actions familiar, I try to reveal the strangeness and elusiveness of the experience of our own body”.