Maud Le Pladec

Last updated: April 29, 2024

After having completed the Ex.e.r.ce training at CCN Montpellier, Maud Le Pladec has performed for several choreographers such as Georges Appaix, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Loïc Touzé, Mathilde Monnier, Herman Diephuis, Mette Ingvartsen and Boris Charmatz. In 2010, she created her first piece Professor, choreographic piece for three performers on the music of Fausto Romitelli. In 2011, she created Pœtry second part of a diptych around Fausto Romitelli. In 2012, she initiated To Bang on a Can, a research and creation project with three pieces and various artistic projects over four years (2012-2015). Ominous Funk and Demo, around and from the musical work of composers David Lang and Julia Wolfe, were then the starting point of this long-term project. In 2013, Maud Le Pladec was recipient of the Hors les Murs program at the Institut français and conducted a research in New York on the current of post-minimalist American music. From this research came the creation of Democracy, a piece for five dancers and four drums (Ensemble TaCtuS) and Concrete (2015), a major project conceived for five dancers and nine musicians from Ensemble Ictus. In 2015, Maud Le Pladec was invited by the Lille Opera to collaborate on the creation of the Xerse Opera (Cavalli / Lully, directed by Guy Cassiers, musical direction Emmanuelle Haïm / Concert d'Astrée). That same year, she initiated a new cycle of creations around the word given to women by co-creating Hunted with New York performer Okwui Okpokwasili.

Her works have been awarded with several prizes and distinctions: prize of the choreographic revelation of the Syndicate of the French critic in 2009, prize Garden of Europe in 2010, Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2015.

In 2016, she worked at the Opéra National de Paris on Eliogabalo (Francesco Cavalli) with director Thomas Jolly and under the musical direction of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon. At the same time, Maud Le Pladec has been an associate artist at La Briqueterie - CDCN in the Val de Marne and keeps performing in the pieces of Boris Charmatz (Levée des conflits, Enfant, Manger, 10000 gestes, Infini).

Since January 2017, she succeeded Josef Nadj and directs the Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans. She created Moto-Cross (The Subsistances / Biennale Val de Marne), Je n'ai jamais eu envie de disparaître with the author Pierre Ducrozet as part of Concordan(s)e and Borderline in collaboration with the director Guy Cassiers. In 2018, she created her last piece Twenty-seven perspectives, performance for 10 dancers built around Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. In 2021, she presents Static Shot with CCN - Ballet de Lorraine, and counting stars with you (musiques femmes), a creation dedicated to women composers in the musical heritage. In 2022, she creates Silent Legacy at Festival d’Avignon.

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