COUNTING STARS WITH YOU (MUSIQUES FEMMES) (2021)

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 & choreography : Maud Le Pladec
Choreography : Maud Le Pladec
Music dramaturgy : Maud Le Pladec, Tom Pauwels (Ensemble Ictus)
Music composed, arranged, interpreted & produced by : Chloé Thévenin br> Composers : Kassia de Constantinople, Madame Gandhi, Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy, Elysia Crampton, Barbara Strozzi, Laura Steenberge, les femmes de Blera (Italie) et Giovanna Marini, Lucie Antunes, Chloé, Beautiful Chorus , MT. Sims, Planningtorock et The Knife…
Vocal work / music dramaturgy assistant : Dalila Khatir
Dancers and vocalists : Régis Badel, Chandra Grangean, Pere Jou, Andréa Moufounda, Aure Wachter, Solène Wachter
Costumes design and conception : Christelle Kocher, assisted by Carles Urraca Serra — Koché
Costumes assistant : Marion Régnier
Light and set design : Éric Soyer
Dramaturgy : Baudouin Woehl
Régie générale : Fabrice Le Fur
Régie lumières : Nicolas Marc
Régie son : Vincent Le Meur
Maquillage : Ruben Masoliver
Coiffure : Andrea Idini
Production : Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans
Coproductions : Festival Montpellier Danse 2021, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, Festival NEXT Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai & Valenciennes, La Soufflerie – Rezé, la Scène nationale d’Orléans
Diffusion et développement : A propic / Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent
Remerciements à Yannick Guédon et Giovanna Marini

AGENDA

2023
January 2023
24 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Pole Sud, Strasbourg (FR)
25 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Pole Sud, Strasbourg (FR)
28 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Les Halles De Schaerbeek, Brussels (BE)

February 2023
9 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Le Quartz, Brest (FR)
10 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Le Quartz, Brest (FR)
14 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Les Hivernales, Avignon (FR)

April 2023
5 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – La Comedie, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)
6 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – La Comedie, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)
12 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – La Passerelle, Saint Brieuc (FR)
14 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Le Carreau Du Temple, Paris (FR)
15 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Le Carreau Du Temple, Paris (FR)

May 2023
23 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – L’Espal, Le Mans (FR)


2022
January 2022
24 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – La Soufflerie, Rezé (FR)
26 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Le Triangle & Opéra dans le cadre du Festival Waterproof, Rennes (FR)

April 2022
29 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – L’Arsenal, Metz (FR)

May 2022
6 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Le Triangle & Opéra dans le cadre du Festival Waterproof, Rennes (FR) (reprogrammed)

October 2022
5 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)


2021
June 2021
30 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Festival Montpellier Danse (FR) PREMIERE

July 2021
1 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Festival Montpellier Danse (FR) PREMIERE

November 2021
23 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) + Static Shot-Ballet de Lorraine–Théâtre d’Orléans (FR)
24 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) + Static Shot-Ballet de Lorraine -Théâtre d’Orléans (FR)
30 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – CNDC Angers (FR)

December 2021
3 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Next Festival / Schouwburg, Kortrijk (BE)
4 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Next Festival / Schouwburg, Kortrijk (BE)
8 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
9 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
10 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
11 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
14 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
15 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
16 counting stars with you (musiques femmes) – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)

Photos : Alexis Braun et Floriane De Gracia