Departures and Arrivals



2015/10/08 › 2015/10/09
Soulier, Noé
PACT Zollverein

Having trained at the Paris Conservatoire and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, the French choreographer and philosophy graduate Noé Soulier made a name for himself on the European dance scene with his piece ›Movement on Movement‹ from 2013.

In his latest production ›Removing‹ which premieres at PACT, Soulier turns his attention to a movement vocabulary which, alongside elements from the martial art Brazilian JiuJitsu, comprises actions motivated by practical goal, such as hitting, avoiding or seizing, which are however interrupted by the performers before the intension is fully accomplished. The result is a fascinating composition, interwoven with contrapuntally organized solos and duets, which triggers and explores the possibilities of kinesthetic empathy.



Concept, choreography: Noé Soulier
Performance: Jose Paulo Dos Santos, Yumiko Funaya, Anna Massoni, Norbert Pape, Nans Pierson, Noé Soulier
Sound design : Eric La Casa
Light design : Gilles Gentner
Production management : Alma Office - Anne-Lise Gobin, Alix Sarrade, Pierre Reis

Production: ND Productions
Co-production: LE CND, un centre d’art pour la danse – Pantin, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Maison de la danse (Lyon), TAP – Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi - Pyrénées, Musée de la danse - Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Tanzquartier (Vienna).

Supported by: Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication au titre de l’aide au projet.

Noé Soulier is an associate artist at CND until 2017

Supported by: [DNA] Departures and Arrivals with funding from the Creative Europe Program of the European Union