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Les gestes de la danse

 Through these different episodes, "Les gestes de la danse" (Dance gestures) invites choreographers accustomed to Chaillot to question the gesture of their choice. 

With Carolyn Carlson, José Montalvo, Tatiana Julien, Jann Gallois, Noé Soulier, Abou Lagraa, Michèle Noiret and Olivier Dubois. 

Le chant des ruines

“Welcome to your survival guide to the 21st century!” This  is how this gripping treaty of disaster opens, imagined by Michèle  Noiret with the collaboration of David Drouard. Gradually assailed from  everywhere, the five characters attempt to resist fire, pollution and  violence that threaten for a full hour to annihilate them. The chaos is  embodied on stage in a scenography that is as simple as it is  suggestive, thanks to large cardboard pieces that are progressively torn  to shreds and the large format videos that surround the dancers. The  movements of the bodies talk of the resistance, the desire of escape or  the hope for a better world. They make the considerations of the  choreography sensitive, looking to “question our society in constant  mutation”, in a polyphonic dialogue between dance and cinema. 


- This creation benefitted from the Fabrique Chaillot.  

Noiret, Michèle

After graduating from the Mudra School in Brussels founded by Maurice Béjart, Michèle Noiret met Karlheinz Stockhausen. She studied the composer's gesture notation system and worked with him as a soloist for fifteen years. During this rigorous, precise experience she founded her own company in 1986. She is the author of more than 30 choreographies, each of which provides access to a singular world that is poetic but always unsettling. Since 1997 she has introduced interactive technologies of sound and image in to her choreographic researches, questioning our perceptions of time and space. Using these tools, she likes to mix things up and spread discord. She has also always devoted a major part of her research to developing a fine, precise, altogether personal choreographic writing. The creation of a genuine dance-cinema and the construction of choreographic characters are other traits of her work. Since 2006 she has been an associate artist at the Théâtre National in Brussels. Michèle Noiret is a member of the Académie royale de Belgique.

Source : Michèle Noiret

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Rollo, Thomas

 Audiovisual manager responsible for audiovisual productions at Chaillot - National Theater of Dance. 

Chaillot-Théâtre national de la Danse

The Théâtre National de Chaillot is  one of the five French national theatres (public institutions whose  missions are defined by the State) and the only one to have a project  built around and based on dance. Under the double supervision of the  Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Budget, it has  been directed since 2011 by the choreographer and dancer Didier  Deschamps.

The legend of Chaillot

Installed at the heart of the Palais de Chaillot, the Théâtre  National de Chaillot, that became in 2016 Chaillot – National Theatre of  Dance, is one of the most prestigious cultural institutions of Paris,  not only for the unique place it has in the history of performing arts –  namely with the great adventure of the National Popular Theatre founded  by Firmin Gémier, then carried and developed by the mythical  personality of Jean Vilar – but also in that of France and the world as  it is in the big theatre room that the Universal Declaration of Human  Rights was signed on the 10th of December 1948. An  exceptional venue in the capital, the theatre can welcome each night  more than 1 600 spectators, in its three rooms (Salle Jean Vilar of 1  200 seats, Salle Firmin Gémier of 390 seats, Studio Maurice Béjart of  100 seats). Its Grand Foyer facing the Trocadéro Fountain, the Eiffel  Tower and the Champ-de-Mars, permanently offers one of the most famous  views in the world. The public spaces of the theatre are also host to an  important collection of sculptures, paintings, frescoes and pastels  signed by the greatest artists of their time: Paul Belmondo, Louis  Billotey, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Brianchon, Roger Chapelain-Midy,  Maurice Denis, Othon Friesz, Henri Laurens, Aristide Maillol as well as  Édouard Vuillard.

Source: Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse

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Les gestes de la danse

Artistic direction / Conception : Didier Deschamps

Choreography : Carolyn Carlson, José Montalvo, Tatiana Julien, Jann Gallois, Noé Soulier, Abou Lagraa, Michèle Noiret, Olivier Dubois

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, 2022

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