Noé Soulier

October 5 – 6 at 8 pm
Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater
Duration: 60 minutes
In English

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



Concept and interpretation : Noé Soulier
Production: WP Zimmer
Coproduction: Festival d’automne à Paris, La Ménagerie de verre (Paris), Kaaïtheater (Bruxelles), Bruges Concertgebouw
With the support of Centre National de la Danse (Paris)
Thanks to Forsythe Company

The Class of 1970 Theater is located in Whitman College on the University campus. To access the theater, enter Whitman College from Elm Drive. From the Guggenheim Gallery, follow the hallway to your right and see the ramp to Whitman Theater. View on Google Maps

The closest free visitor parking is available in Lot 23 or metered parking is available along University Place. View Visitor Parking Map

Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Council of the Humanities
  • Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • Institut Français
  • Department of French and Italian
  • L’Avant-Scène

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