Maud Le Pladec, Centre Chorégraphique National de Orléans - France
Post-performance discussionOctober 22
“Maud Le Pladec invites us to a new sensory experience, an immersion into musical matter. PROFESSOR is a choreographic piece directly inspired by “Professor Bad Trip,” a musical composition by composer Fausto Romitelli for an electronic ensemble. Following the example of this musical trilogy, this new choreographic production is at the crossroads of the contemporary music, alternative rock, and popular music. Maud Le Pladec offers to embody what is there behind this original music. The clarity, the rigor of the composition or even the aesthetic seriousness of this music hides in fact « secret doors »: sound saturated, some hypnotic and ritual aspects, a taste for deformity and artificial, hysterical blasting, unbalanced situations… For the interpreters as for the audience, the issue is to be surprised or even emotionally transformed by the exuberance or dramatic force of work. « Do I see what I hear? Do I hear what I see? »”
- by Gilles Amalvi, french writer and dance critic
Maud Le Pladec is the director of Centre Chorégraphique National in Orléans, since 2017. She was trained in contemporary dance and joined the Ex.e.r.ce program at the Centre Chorégraphique of Montpellier directed by Mathilde Monnier. She performed in creations of Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Loïc Touzé and Latifa Laâbissi, Georges Appaix, Mathilde Monnier, Herman Diephuis and more recently Boris Charmatz. In her choreographic work she works closely with composers. Her works Professor and Poetry form a diptych to the music of Fausto Romitelli. Professor received the Choreographic Revelation prize in 2010. She was invited by Les Subsistances in Lyon to create two pieces based on the musical works of David Lang and Julia Wolfe. Ominous Funk and Demo, created especially for the occasion, would be the starting point of a long-term project based on the music of Bang on a Can, a New York based contemporary music collective. Maud Le Pladec is a winner of the Hors les Murs scholarship from the Institut Français 2013. In 2016 she was artist associated to CDC La Briqueterie. She collaborated for the choreography of the Opéra national de Paris production Eliogabalo by Francesco Cavalli. Currently she continues her collaboration with director Guy Cassiers for the project Borderline.