counting stars with you

2021 Creation

counting stars with you
(musiques femmes)

Conception and choreography Maud Le Pladec - creation 2021
Piece for 6 dancer·users and singer·users
Production Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans
Duration: about 60 min

2020/2021: Creative Residencies at the CCN¹ and the Théâtre d’Orléans in collaboration with the Scène nationale d’Orléans

June/July 2021 : Premiere at the Montpellier Dance Festival

Photos : Alexis Braun et Floriane De Gracia
Graphisme : Les produits de l’épicerie

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.

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…
  • En tournée

    du wednesday 30 june
    au thursday 1 july 2021

    Festival Montpellier Danse
    Première de counting stars with you (musiques femmes), création 2021 de Maud Le Pladec