Maud Le Pladec
Proposed as a modul-dance artist by Maison de la Danse Lyon [France]
"I've wanted to work on the drum quartet "Dark Full Ride" by Julia Wolfe for a long time. There is something quite revolutionary in the energy of this piece. Julia Wolfe uses the instrumentation of processions, meetings and political demonstrations. I work on democracy, not democracy reduced its political framework definition [...] but ‘insurgent’ democracy that strives for the dissolution of certainty and the claim to equality as civil resistance. Work is nourished by ideas like the test of determination or the idea of a problematizing community, which I call the ‘all-one.’ Also, how does an individual decision open the possibility to collective action? What do we strive for, or against? Who do we give our consent to? Must we disobey democracy? How do we build a controversialist community? Does resistance to power define the democratic experience? What is a savage democracy? … " Maud Le Pladec
DEMO/DEMOCRACY is the second part of a triptych around the founding members of the contemporary music collective Bang on a can: David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon. This second step is around the American composer Julia Wolfe, the music is played live by TaCTuS Ensemble. The project exists in two different versions: one short version DEMO (25 minutes) and one long version DEMOCRACY (60 min).
DEMO will also be part of a project of three short forms: the first one being the solo Ominous Funk around David Lang, the second being DEMO, and the third one being a short piece around the composer Michael Gordon.
After studing the Ex.e.r.ce course in the CCN of Montpellier/Mathilde Monnier, Maud Le Pladec is performer in the projects of Emmanuelle Vo Dinh, Loïc Touzé and Latifa Laâbissi, Georges Appaix, Mathilde Monnier, Herman Diephuis and Boris Charmatz.
In 2010, she created Professor which obtains the prize of the Choreographic Revelation of the French Press Union. In 2011, she creates Poetry who forms with Professor a diptych around the composer Fausto Romitelli. In February, 2012, she is invited by Les Subsistances in Lyon to create a piece around the American composer David Lang, who is be the starting point of a long-term project around the collective Bang on a can. In May, 2012, she is invited by the GMEM of Marseille to create a live version of Professor, in collaboration with Ictus Ensemble.
In parallel of her creation projects, Maud Le Pladec is a prize-winner of the program Hors les Murs of the French Institute for year 2013 and will make in this frame a research in New York on the collective Bang on a can. She also pursues her work as an interpreter with Boris Charmatz and with Mette Ingvartsen.
Upcoming artist events
- 02-05-2014 - 04-05-2014
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
- 08-05-2014 - 10-05-2014
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour. New York Live Art
- 07-06-2014 - 07-06-2014
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour: Festival June Events. Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson
- 19-09-2014 - 20-09-2014
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour. Biennale de la Danse Lyon
- 20-09-2014 - 21-09-2014
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. Production. Maison de la Danse Lyon
Past artist events
- 30-10-2013 - 31-10-2013
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. Work-in-progress showing. Tanzquartier Wien
- 07-11-2013 - 07-11-2013
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour: Festival Mettre en Scène Quimper
- 13-11-2013 - 16-11-2013
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour: Festival Mettre en Scène Rennes
- 18-11-2013 - 18-11-2013
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour: Festival Mettre en Scène Vanves
- 21-11-2013 - 21-11-2013
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour. Espace des arts Scène Nationale-festival Instances Chalon
- 29-11-2013 - 30-11-2013
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour: Festival Next. Buda Kunstencentrum Kortrijk
- 06-12-2013 - 06-12-2013
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour. Théâtre Paul Eluard Bezons
- 29-01-2014 - 29-01-2014
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour: Festival Parallèles. Théâtre Le Merlan Marseille
- 08-02-2014 - 09-02-2014
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour: Festival Hors Saison. La Ferme du Buisson
- 22-03-2014 - 22-03-2014
Maud Le Pladec. Democracy. On Tour: Festival Dañs Fabrik. Le Quartz Brest