Michèle Noiret met Karlheinz Stockhausen after studying at Mudra, the dance school founded in Brussels by Maurice Béjart. She studied the composer’s gestural notation and worked with him for some fifteen years as a soloist. At the same time as doing this very rigorous and precise work, she set up her own dance company in 1986. She has created over twenty-five choreographies, each of which opens up into a singular universe which is both poetic and always disturbing. She introduced interactive sound and image technologies into her choreographic research in 1997, questioning our perceptions of time and space. With the help of these tools, she loves blurring tracks and sowing discord. She has also always dedicated an important part of her research to developing a fine, precise and entirely personal choreographic writing. Other features of her work include the creation of a real dance-cinema as well as the construction of choreographic characters. Michèle Noiret has been associate artist at the Théâtre National in Brussels since 2006 and a member of the Académie Royale de Belgique since 2010.
Michèle NOIRET