Joachim Maudet

Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden – Kleines Haus

Wed. 15.11. I 7 pm


Duration: 50 min. 
Language: In English language
Tickets: 25 €/ reduced 12 €

In an immaculate white space we are welcomed by the silhouettes of three bodies. Their steps appear slow and predatory. Their glances seem direct, profound and uncertain. Their voices are not genuinely their own. Words rotate and collapse, losing direction and meaning.

The piece WELCOME by the choreographer and dancer Joachim Maudet is a journey during which the voice is detached from the body and enters into a new and different dialogue with it. 

The three performers play with the discrepancy between what is seen and heard. What is usually experienced as a single entity, is now separate: voices without bodies, smiles without mouths, tears without eyes.

Through the magic of ventriloquism the voices of the three performers move from one body to another, creating hybrid creatures with multiple narratives. At the same time they also produce unattributable moments out of the discrepancy between what has been said and what has been experienced, a miraculous absurdity that can both amuse and amaze the audience. 

Choreography & Performance: Joachim Maudet with Sophie Lèbre & Pauline Bigot
Light Design: Nicolas Galland
Light Director: Laura Cottard or Brice Helbert
Sound Design: Julien Lafosse
Sound Director: Rebecca Chamouillet or Julien Lafosse
Outside Eyes: Yannick Hugron & Chloé Zamboni
Vocal Coach: Pierre Derycke
Production: Aline Berthou – Aoza Production

A production by Cie Les Vagues, in coproduction with Le Triangle / Rennes, KLAP / Marseille, Network “Petites Scènes Ouvertes”, Danse à tous les étages, Arsenal Theater / Val-de-Reuil, Vanves Theater / Vanves, National Choreographic Center from Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval Pick / Rillieux-la-Pape, studio provision Colombier / Bagnolet, Dancing / Val-de-Reuil, Honolulu / Nantes, CND Lyon, Studio Chatha, CCNRB / Rennes. Supported by DRAC Brittany – Ministry of Culture, Brittany region and City of Rennes aid Danse Dense, Festival Parallèle / Marseille. 
With the support of aerowaves – dance across Europe, funded by the European Union,  Institut Français and the French Ministry for Culture/DGCA. 

Photo: Festival Parallèle, M.Vendassi & C.Tonnerre