Photo: Willfried Thiery
Noé Soulier’s work explores choreography and dance in different settings. The series of choreographic pieces including Faits et gestes, The Waves, Second Quartet for the company L.A. Dance Project or First Memory, tries to activate the physical memory of the spectators with movements that aim at objects or events that are absent, thus suggesting more than they display. In conceptual projects as the book Actions, Movements and Gestures or the performance Movement on Movement, he analyzes and describes different ways to conceive movements that offer multiple ways to experience the body. The choreographed exhibition Performing Art, created at Centre Pompidou, reverses the usual position of dance in the museum by choreographing the installation of a selection of works from the collection by professional art handlers on stage.
Born in Paris in 1987, Noé Soulier studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, the National Ballet School of Canada and PARTS in Brussels. He received a master’s degree in philosophy at La Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and took part in Palais de Tokyo’s residency program: Le Pavillon. In 2010, he won the first prize of the competition Danse Élargie, organized by Le Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and Le Musée de la danse.
In July 2020, he became director of the Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers, a unique institution that combines within a theater a creation center, a contemporary dance school and the programming of a dance season.