Born in Paris in 1987, Noé Soulier studied at the CNSMD of Paris, at the Canadian National School of ballet, and at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels. He obtained a master’s degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne and participated in a residency programme at Palais de Tokyo: Le Pavillon. In 2010, he won the Danse Élargie prize of the Théâtre de la Ville and Musée de la Danse. Soulier was associate artist at the Toulouse / Occitanie National Centre for Choreographic Development (CDNC) from 2016 to 2018, and at the National Dance Centre in Pantin from 2014 to 2019. In July 2020, he became director of the CNDC in Angers.
Noé Soulier’s work explores choreography and dance through various techniques. In his conceptual projects such as the book Actions, mouvements et gestes, and the show Mouvement sur mouvement, he analyses and describes different ways of conceiving movement and multiplying the experiences of the body. His series of choreographic works including Removing, Faits et gestes, and Second Quartet for the L.A. Dance Project company, and his latest creation, Les Vagues, attempt to activate the corporeal memory of spectators through movements relating to absent objects or events, using suggestive rather than demonstrative gestures.