Noé Soulier, photo by Ouidade Soussi-Chiadmi.

Noé Soulier Idéographie

Danspace Project, 131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Avenue) MAP
$20/general admin; $15/Danspace members and Performa visionaries

French contemporary dance, spearheaded by choreographers such as Jérôme Bel, Boris Charmatz, and Xavier Le Roy, is strongly informed by philosophy, exploring new structures for considering the dancer’s body and movements. Indebted to this tradition, Noé Soulier’s new performance draws together seemingly disparate thoughts, arguments and lines of reasoning from various modes of understanding the world as movements. From cognitive science to his memories of classical ballet technique classes, Soulier employs musical structures and patterns – such as choruses and verses – to structure this material into a lecture-performance. In doing so, Soulier exposes the mechanics of movements by revealing the combination of thoughts that produced them. Guided by the graceful dancer, the audience is presented with both a physical and mental choreography in this “dance of ideas.”

Idéographie is a Performa Project co-presented with Danspace Project. Curated by Charles Aubin.



Generously supported by FUSED.

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