Noé Soulier: Idéographie
French contemporary dance, by choreographers such as Jérôme Bel, Boris Charmatz, and Xavier Le Roy, is strongly informed by philosophy, exploring new structures for considering the dancer’s body and movements. Indebted to this tradition, Noé Soulier’s new performance draws together seemingly disparate thoughts, arguments and lines of reasoning from various modes of understanding the world as movements.
From cognitive science to his memories of classical ballet technique classes, Soulier employs musical structures and patterns – such as choruses and verses – to structure this material into a lecture-performance. In doing so, Soulier exposes the mechanics of movements by revealing the combination of thoughts that produced them. Guided by the dancer, the audience is presented with both a physical and mental choreography in this “dance of ideas."
Born in Paris in 1987, Noé Soulier started his training as a dancer at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse followed by the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto. From 2007 to 2010 he studied at P.A.R.T.S., where he graduated from the research cycle. In parallel, Noé completed a Masters degree in Philosophy at the Sorbonne in 2011.
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