After her mysterious Professor, Maud Le Pladec has continued her choreographic exploration into the music of Fausto Romitelli. The expressiveness of this hybrid work, interwoven with spectral harmonics and wild riffs, transforms it into a laboratory fertile for experimentation. For the second part of her diptych, she has tuned her choreography to Trash TV Trance – a convulsive jewel for electric guitar.
With Poetry, the narrative exuberance of Professor gives way to meticulous abstraction: it is no longer a question of “physically translating EVERYTHING we hear”, but rather of chiselling out fissures and rhythms: letting music and movement slip by side by side like passing landscape, until they form a shifting territory for listening.
To wrap the bodies in a vibrating tapestry, musician Tom Pauwels has seized this saturated score, doubling its loops, elongating its tormented material. Like a chisel, the guitar carves out the stage space, widening it, sending the performers direct current energizing them, while radiating a slow modulation of bodily states into their limbs.
Haunting but discreet presences, flirting with limits, as performers Maud Le Pladec and Julien Gallée-Ferré play with the repetitive essence of sound, varying the ways of slipping in or out of it, marrying its incessant metamorphosis. Fragile icons, in friction with the ritornellos and feedback ripping apart the continuum, they move towards an elsewhere, a shared frequency.
Between the nexus of the guitarist’s jolting convulsive body and the dancers’ automaton body – in turn anguishing, meditative or burlesque – a line of horizon is traced out: the vanishing point for a possible unison between gesture, music and words.
Le Pladec, Maud
After completing the Ex.e.r.ce training at CCN Montpellier, Maud Le Pladec performs for several choreographers such as Georges Appaix, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Loïc Touzé, Mathilde Monnier, Herman Diephuis, Mette Ingvartsen and Boris Charmatz. In 2010, she created her first piece Professor, choreographic piece for three performers on the music of Fausto Romitelli. In 2011, she created Poetry second part of a diptych around Fausto Romitelli. In 2012, she initiated To Bang on a Can, a research and creation project with three pieces and various artistic projects over four years (2012-2015). Ominous Funk and Demo, around and from the musical work of composers David Lang and Julia Wolfe, will be the starting point of this long-term project.
In 2013, Maud Le Pladec is a laureate of the Hors les Murs program at the Institut français and is conducting a research in New York on the current of post-minimalist American music. From this research came the creation of Democracy, a piece for five dancers and four drums (Ensemble TaCtuS) and Concrete (2015), a major project conceived for five dancers and nine musicians from Ensemble Ictus. In 2015, Maud Le Pladec was invited by the Lille Opera to collaborate on the creation of the 5 Xerse Opera (Cavalli / Lully, directed by Guy Cassiers, musical direction Emmanuelle Haïm / Concert d'Astrée). That same year, she initiated a new cycle of creations around the word given to women by co-creating Hunted with New York performer Okwui Okpokwasili.
Her works have been awarded with several prizes and distinctions: prize of the choreographic revelation of the Syndicate of the French critic in 2009, prize Garden of Europe in 2010, Knight of the order of arts and letters in 2015.
In 2016, she worked at the Opéra National de Paris on Eliogabalo (Francesco Cavalli) with director Thomas Jolly and under the musical direction of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon. At the same time, Maud Le Pladec is an associate artist at La Briqueterie – CDCN in the Val de Marne and continues to dance in the plays of Boris Charmatz (Levée des conflits, Enfant, Manger, 10000 gestes). Since January 2017, she succeeds Josef Nadj and directs theCentre chorégraphique national d'Orléans.
She created Moto-Cross (The Subsistances / Biennale Val de Marne), Je n'ai jamais eu envie de disparaître with the author Pierre Ducrozet as part of Concordan(s)e festival and Borderline in collaboration with the director Guy Cassiers, presented at Festival d’Avignon. In 2018, she created her last piece Twenty-Seven Perspectives, performance for 10 dancers built around Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. In May 2020, she will create a new piece with for CCN - Ballet de Lorraine: Static shot.
Source: CCN d'Orléans
More information: https://www.ccn-orleans.com
Since she graduated from the Fine arts school in Rennes in 2001, Julie Pareau has been working on video and writing. Her videos have been viewed by the public, in particular in Jussieu for the Nuit-blanche Paris, on an invitation by Hou Hanru, in 2004. Between 2004 and 2005, she contributed to the Hypercourt review: nos. 2 and 4, and to the collective work Renews 2 ENFIN !, published by the éditions è®e.
Since 2006, she has stepped up her work as technician and video artist for the performing arts, with companies, musicians and theatres.
In particular, she created the videos for the Oratorio L’inconnu me dévore, a show staged in 2007 by Jean-Michel Fournereau, with the vocal ensemble Melisme(s) and some of the musicians from the Orchestre National de Bretagne. She also works with the musician Nincaleece for whom she signs the stage videos.
Source: Lumières d'août
More information: juliepareau.fr
CCNO - Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans
Directed since January 2017 by Maud Le Pladec, the National Choreographic Center of Orleans (CCNO) places the issue of audiences at the heart of its priorities. Artistic creation in all its forms, approached transversally, encompasses the project. In all its dimensions and for all audiences. The CCNO invites people to share and to explore: the before and the after, and the around. Monday after-work workshops, Saturday brunches, festivals, classes and workshops, performance art, open events, conferences, participatory artistic creations – all resonate together with the creative work of the artists in residence at the CCNO or programmed at the Théâtre d’Orléans.
The CCNO opens its doors as widely as possible, roaming the city and its surrounding areas, their public spaces, schools and associations, initiating projects in partnership “with” – in a movement of “going towards”.
Multiplying artistic practices and perspectives, giving impulse to a permanent back and forth between seeing and doing – for audiences as well as for amateurs of all forms of dance. It is all a question of accessibility. Making encounter possible. Creating connections.
Make the city dance, rendering each body visibly present in our shared space.
As part of the Théâtre d’Orléans – along with the National Stage, the National Dramatic Centre, and the CADO – the CCNO contributes to the collective dynamic of this artistic quarter, favoring development of creative and innovative projects to the benefit of its audiences.
Artistic direction / Conception : Maud Le Pladec
Interpretation : Maud Le Pladec, danseuse Julien Gallée Ferré, danseur Tom Pauwels, musicien
Original music : Fausto Romitelli (Trash TV Trance), Tom Pauwels (création originale)
Video conception : Julie Pareau
Lights : Création lumière et couleur : Sylvie Mélis et Assistant création lumière et régie lumière : Nicolas Marc
Costumes : Alexandra Bertaut : Création costumes
Technical direction : Régie générale : Fabrice Le Fur
Sound : Régie son : Eve-Anne Joalland
Other collaborations : Regard extérieur : Enora Rivière Regard extérieur : Aurélien Richard
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production : Association Léda et Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans / Coproduction : La Briqueterie/CDCN Val de Marne, Chaillot Théâtre National de la danse. Les Subsistances, Pôle culturel d’Alfortville
Duration : 50 min
Full movie : vimeo.com/38010752