October 5 – 6 at 8 pm
Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets are free but must be reserved — click here to RSVP.
Dance artist Noé Soulier physically reproduces sequences from internationally-recognized choreographer William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies, in which William Forsythe presents different tools to generate and analyze movements. By using these tools as dance material, Soulier makes an explanation of a dance the dance itself. Words and gestures interact to create correspondences, frictions and gaps.
Born in Paris in 1987, Noé Soulier studied at the National Ballet School of Canada and PARTS in Brussels. He received a masters degree in philosophy at La Sorbonne University and took part in Palais de Tokyo’s residency program, Le Pavillon. Soulier’s work explores the ways in which we perceive and interpret movements. He is now working on Deaf Sound, a new performance for the fall 2016 that explores deaf people’s perception of sound and the choreographic potential of sign language. Soulier is an associated artist to Centre National de la Danse in Paris until 2017.
Excerpt: Movement on Movement