Noé Soulier

French dancer and choreographer, Noé Soulier reports on various relationships to the movement in dance, relying as much on classical and contemporary performances as on concepts borrowed from philosophers, linguists and art theorists. He questions the way in which we perceive and interprets gestures through multiple devices: choreography, installation, theory and performance. In Mouvement sur mouvement (2013) and Signe blanc (2012), he introduces a discrepancy between the discourse and the gestures accompanying it in order to question the way in which they collaborate in the elaboration of meaning. In Removing (2015), a piece for six dancers, he uses actions motivated by practical goals, while concealing what allows the identification of these goals, so as to offer a choreographic reading of these practical actions. The tension between the dancer's intent and movement is found in Small Perceptions (first prize in the Expanded Dance Competition organized by the City Theater and the Dance Museum in 2010) and the Ballet Corps (2014). It aims to show how the interpreter engages in action. These internal gaps and tensions attempt to explore the complex relationships between intention, action, and the articulation of meaning through body and speech. In the fall of 2014, he put in space a project for the inauguration of the Vuitton Foundation, Movement Materials. Noé Soulier studied at the CNSM of Paris, the National School of Ballet of Canada, and P.A.R.T.S. He obtained a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Paris IV - Sorbonne and took part in the residence program of the Palais de Tokyo: Le Pavillon. Website