Michèle Noiret

Le Chant des ruines

“Being liquid seems to me to be a good metaphor for contemporary society.” That is how Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman describes the frenetic modern world. This ephemeral and volatile mode of existence which plunges one into a constant uncertainty. This lack of mooring with which to deal with ways of acting that are perpetually mutating, which stops human beings from being able to learn from their experiences.

Since her solo DEMAIN (20019 –press award for best dance production) Michèle Noiret’s work is subject to the world and its challenges. In this new piece, the choreographer raises questions about this race that is run, this flight forward by everyone, swept away by an enigmatic but dangerous hurricane.

With the complicity of David Drouard, she reacts to the ambient, troubling and violent chaos which disorients the world without losing all hope. From this duality she creates a new impetus, a new scenic language which is deployed in a scenography created by Wim Vermeylen.

Michèle Noiret’s fellow travelers Todor Todoroff and Vincent Pinckaers are along for the journey and with their mastery of sound and video they feed these stage images with ruptures and surprises illustrating the impermanence with which humanity is confronted.

Conception, staging Michèle Noiret // Choreography Michèle Noiret, David Drouard // Created with and performed by Alexandre Bachelard, Harris Gkekas, Liza Penkova, Sara Tan, Denis Terrasse //Artistic collaborator David Drouard // Video creation and stage cameraman Vincent Pinckaers // Original music composition and sound technician Todor Todoroff // Additional music Summer Samba by Walter Wanderley, An der schönen blauen Donau, Op 314 by Johann Strauss II, Back to Black by Amy Winehouse & Mark Ronson, Saturno o cipolla by Eric Aldea // Set design Wim Vermeylen //Light design and technician Gilles Brulard // Costumes Silvia Ruth Hasenclever // Technical direction Gilles Brulard // Developer & Video technical management Frédéric Nicaise - Christian Halkin// Stage manager Aude Ottevanger // Photography Sergine Laloux // Production and tour manager Claire Geyer // Communication and press Alexandra de Laminne // Administration and coordination Cathy Zanté

Production : Compagnie Michèle Noiret - Tandem asbl // Co-production: Charleroi danse - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles & Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Project that benefited from the residency scheme “La Fabrique Chaillot” - Chaillot - Théâtre National de la Danse, Paris // Realized with the support of Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius // With the exceptional support of l’Adami // With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (service de la Danse), La Loterie Nationale, Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI)