Noé Soulier’s work explores choreography and dance in different settings. In conceptual projects as the book Actions, Movements and Gestures or the performance Movement on Movement, he analyzes and describes different ways to conceive movements that aim to offer multiple ways to experience the body. The series of choreographic pieces including Removing, Faits et gestes, Second Quartet for the company L.A. Dance Project or his last creation The Waves, try to activate the physical memory of the spectators with movements that aim at objects or events that are absent, thus suggesting more than they display. The choreographed exhibition Performing Art, created at Centre Pompidou, reverses the usual position of dance in the museum by choreographing the installation of a selection of works from the collection by professional art handlers on stage.
Born in Paris in 1987, Noé Soulier studied at the National Ballet School of Canada and PARTS in Brussels. He received a master’s degree in philosophy at La Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and took part in Palais de Tokyo’s residency program: Le Pavillon. In 2010, he won the first prize of the competition Danse Élargie, organized by Le Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and Le Musée de la Danse. Noé Soulier is associated artist at the CN D Centre national de la danse in Pantin since 2014 and was associated artist at CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie from 2016 to 2018. In July 2020, he will take over the direction of the Centre national de danse contemporaine d’Angers.