Ideography has been developed in 2011 at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers – Paris. This project is an attempt to create a choreography of ideas. By “a choreography of ideas”, I don’t mean the expression of ideas through dance, but rather an attempt to choreograph the ideas themselves: how to put ideas together in a way where they would function as a dance? I used materials belong to heterogeneous fields: philosophy, ethology, music, dance, literature, linguistic, psychoanalysis, theology, phenomenology, cognitive sciences and physiology. The works are not quoted literally. The content of the texts is extracted and it’s this content which is the material of the choreography. Through this heterogeneous discourse, I am not trying to defend a thesis, I am rather trying to propose a constellation of ideas through which the spectator can navigate. The arguments and examples can transform our awareness of the situation during the piece, and that’s maybe where the choreography actually takes place: in our awareness.

Choreography and interpretation: Noé Soulier

Production: wpZimmer
Executive Production: ND Productions (Paris)
Coproduction: Kaaitheater Brussels (BE); Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris (FR); Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin (DE)
With the support of De Vlaamse Overheid and the Festival d’Automne in Paris