Maud Le Pladec
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Following her studies at the National Choreographic Center of Montpellier, Maud Le Pladec danced for choreographers such as Georges Appaix, Loïc Touzé, Mathilde Monnier, Mette Ingvartsen, and Boris Charmatz. In 2010, she premiered her first piece, Professor, first section of a diptych revolving around the music of Fausto Romitelli (Choreographic Revelation Award from the French Union of Theatre, Music and Dance Critics). The second section followed in 2012 with Poetry.
In 2013, Maud Le Pladec became laureate of the French Institute’s Hors les Murs program, and conducted research in New York into American post-minimalist music, leading to her pieces Democracy with TaCtuS Ensemble and Concrete with the Ictus contemporary music ensemble. In 2015, she began a new cycle of works giving voice to women by co-authoring Hunted with the New York choreographer-performance artist Okwui Okpokwasili. In 2016, she worked with the Paris National Opera for Eliogabalo with stage director Thomas Jolly, under the musical direction of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon. In parallel, Maud Le Pladec was Associated Artist at La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val de Marne.
In January 2017, she succeeded Josef Nadj as director of the National Choreographic Center of Orleans, where she has since premiered Borderline with the stage director Guy Cassiers, Je n’ai jamais eu envie de disparaître with the writer Pierre Ducrozet, the solo Moto-Cross, and Twenty-seven perspectives for the 2018 Festival Montpellier Danse. In 2021, she presented Static shot with the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine, and counting stars with you (musiques femmes), a creation dedicated to women composers in the musical heritage. Her next creation for 2022, Silent Legacy, will be a duo between 8-year-old krump prodigy Adeline Kerry Cruz and professional contemporary dancer Audrey Merilus.