COUNTING STARS WITH YOU (MUSIQUES FEMMES)

Listening to the works of Kassia of Constantinople, Hildegarde von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi, Clara Schumann, Ethel Smyth – and so many others – is to experience an off-center history, going against the logic of the “big names,” of the very “heritage” that excludes them. Maud Le Pladec questions the feminist future in the history of music, inventing new communities of thoughts and desires, but also writing a “secret” history of music through female creation. For this new project, she imagines a body language that would revolve around the voice, breathing, singing, sounds becoming new modalities of acting and listening for the dancers, but also becoming the possibility of creating a tangible link and a concrete dialogue between them and the works of the composers.

Credits

Concept and art direction : Maud Le Pladec
Choreography : Maud Le Pladec
Dancers and vocalists : Régis Badel, Chandra Grangean, Pere Jou, Andréa Moufounda, Aure Wachter, Solène Wachter
Vocal work / music dramaturgy assistant : Dalila Khatir
Costumes design and conception : Christelle Kocher, assisted by Carles Urraca Serra — Koché
Music dramaturgy : Maud Le Pladec, Tom Pauwels (Ensemble Ictus)
Light and set design : Éric Soyer
Music composed, arranged, interpreted & produced by : Chloé Thévenin
Dramaturgy : Baudouin Woehl
Composers : Holly Herndon, Aïsha Devi, Jlin, Kassia de Constantinople, Meredith Monk, the women from Blera (Italy) and Giovanna Marini, Klein, Eliane Radigue, Caterina Barbieri, Pauline Oliveros, Elysia Crampton, Eva Reiter, Moor Mother, Barbara Strozzi…

Agenda

2021
30 June – Festival Montpellier Danse (FR) PREMIERE
1 July – Festival Montpellier Danse (FR) PREMIERE
23 November counting stars with you (musiques femmes) + Static Shot-Ballet de Lorraine–Théâtre d’Orléans (FR)
24 November counting stars with you (musiques femmes) + Static Shot-Ballet de Lorraine -Théâtre d’Orléans (FR)
30 November – CNDC Angers (FR)
3 December – Next Festival / Schouwburg, Kortrijk (BE)
4 December – Next Festival / Schouwburg, Kortrijk (BE)
8 December – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
9 December – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
10 December – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
11 December – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
14 December – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
15 December – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
16 December – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)

2022
24 January – La Soufflerie, Rezé (FR)
26 January – Festival Waterproof, Le Triangle & Opéra de Rennes (FR)
29 April – L’Arsenal, Metz (FR)