In 2023, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting the Louvre Museum for the presentation of Static Shot by Maud le Pladec.
The choreographer, Maud Le Pladec and the dancers of the CCN-Ballet de Lorraine take over the Cour Lefuel of the Louvre to present a specially adapted version of their show, Static Shot. A mischievous wink at the fashion industry, Static Shot is a critique, in which bodies slowly break free. Set to music co-written by composer Pete Harden and Chloé Thévenin, the dancers follow each other and cross paths, eventually rebelling and stepping out of the line before returning to join an almost hypnotic procession evoking tribal rituals, ominous figures and the world of urban dance. A true concentration of raw energy orchestrated by the director of the Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans, like a permanent crescendo, this show invites the audience to participate in an endless ecstasy.
Photo: © Laurent Philippe
About the artist
Maud Le Pladec
After completing the Ex.e.r.ce training at CCN Montpellier, Maud Le Pladec has been a performer for such choreographers as: Georges Appaix, Loïc Touzé, Mathilde Monnier, Mette Ingvartsen and Boris Charmatz. Beginning with her first shows, Maud Le Pladec has cultivated a strong connection between her dance and the music. For her original production, counting stars with you (musiques femmes), she decided to focus her research on matrilineal musical heritage. As the current director of CCN Orléans, she continues to explore questions surrounding genre and cultural identity. Her latest creation, Silent Legacy, will examine lineage through dance at the Festival d'Avignon in 2022.
Photo: © Nicolas Despis