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Enjoy the Silence

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2013 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Phelippeau, Mickaël (France)

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

Enjoy the Silence

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2013 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Phelippeau, Mickaël (France)

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

Enjoy the silence

The Festival Concordan(s)e is a unique adventure in which a writer meets a choreographer. The idea is that two artists, who have never met prior to the festival, observe the other and question each other on what drives their desire to create.  The result of this immersion in each other's creative world is a unique joint creation, in which the writer and the choreographer reveal what has surprised them, what they learned, on this quest to expand their own universe. The audience then becomes a witness to this experience which always illustrates the complicity that has been established and the space that each artist proposes to the other. The intention of these encounters is to discover, in the same scenic space, the choreographer's work and the writer's expression in this joint artistic act.

Enjoy the Silence

Célia Houdart is an author. Mickaël Phelippeau is a choreographer and dancer. Why did she choose to write and he to dance? He invites her to his house. She invites him to her house. They exchange a few words. They tell each other stories. They dance for each other. They listen to each other. And discover that they like to sit in silence together.

Further information

Concordan(s)e festival website

Updated: September 2013

Phelippeau, Mickaël

After training in visual arts and dance, Mickaël Phelippeau worked with many choreographers (including Mathilde Monnier, Alain Buffard and Daniel Larrieu), and from 2001 to 2008, with Clubdes5, a collective of dancers and performers. Since 2003, he has focussed mainly on his research on the step Bi-portrait, prétexte à la rencontre (pretext for the meeting). He created the choreographic pieces bi-portrait Jean-Yves (2008) and bi-portrait Yves C. (2009), Round Round Round (2010), Numéro d'objet (2011), Sueños and Chorus (2012).

Since 2010, Mickaël Phelippeau has been director artistic of À domicile residence in Guissény and from, 2011 to 2014, is an associate artist with the Quartz Scène nationale de Brest. From September 2012, he has also been an associate artist with the Théâtre de Brétigny.


Further information: Association bi-p

Houdart, Célia

After studying humanities and philosophy and completing some stage direction assistantships (Oskar Gomez-Mata, Arthur Nauzyciel), Célia Houdart dedicated herself to writing.

She is the author of three novels: "Carrare" (P.O.L, 2011), "Le Patron" (P.O.L, 2009), "Les Merveilles du monde" (P.O.L, 2007) and an essay: "Georges Aperghis. Avis de tempête", (Intervalles, 2007).

Her work includes scripts for the theatre (Diva live, Les Arbres sous-marins, À demi endormi déjà), an opera libretto “Fréquences” and prose poems to be set to dance (Annabelle Pulcini, Sylvain Prunenec). Since 2008, she has composed, in collaboration with Sebastien Roux, pieces broadcast in the form of soundscapes, installations and radio performances. This year, they created the diptych "Oiseaux/tonnerre" (Birds/thunder) (Marseille-Provence 2013).

Updated: September 2013

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).

Enjoy the Silence

Choreography : Célia HOUDART, Mickaël PHELIPPEAU

Interpretation : Célia HOUDART, Mickaël PHELIPPEAU

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Chiara GALLERANI

Lights : Alain FEUNTEUN

Sound : Pascal MARIUS

Other collaborations : Régie générale Abigail FOWLER

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