Palimpseste is based on the idea that one can create a new work by rereading an old piece and building upon the work already done. As in the palimpsest, one can make out the old beneath the new. At the time of its first production in 1997, Solo Stockhausen sprung from the desire to understand and discover the traces and the influence on my choreographic composition, of the work done with the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, who I met very early in my career, while also paying homage to him. I had performed this solo around fifty times by the time I met the filmmaker Thierry Knauff in October 2001. This meeting gave rise to two films, including Solo in 2004. Solo is an adaptation of the dance first performed in 1997.
Cast & credits
Conception, choreography, interpretation Michèle Noiret
Music Karlheinz Stockhausen, "Tierkreis" for clarinet and piano, interpreted by Majella Stockhausen and Suzanne Stephens
Scenography Xavier Lauwers, Michèle Noiret
Light design Xavier Lauwers
Costumes Azniv Afsar, Michèle Noiret
Sound and light technician Xavier Lauwers
Technical direction Christian Halkin
Photography Sergine Laloux
Production & touring Claire Geyer
Communication & press Alexandra de Laminne
Administration & coordination Cathy Zanté
Duration 30 minutes
Production Compagnie Michèle Noiret/Tandem asbl.
Coproduction & residence Scène nationale 61, Alençon.
Produced with the support of the Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service de la Danse.
The Compagnie Michèle Noiret is subsidised by the Ministère de la Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service de la Danse, and receives regular support from Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI).
Michèle Noiret is member of the Académie royale de Belgique.