With Silent Legacy, Maud Le Pladec explores heritage with two amazingly free and imaginative performers. Adeline Kerry Cruz is 8. Hailing from Montréal, this student of Jr Maddripp practices krump—a street dance which appeared in Los Angeles in the early 2000s—far from its native California. Audrey Merilus is a professional dancer who has mastered many contemporary styles and techniques. With the choreographer, they decide what to make of this meeting: two solos, like two anchors in a shared space, like a discussion. What legacies do they carry within themselves, and how can one invent one’s own dance? Far from being a neutral arbiter, Maud Le Pladec invites us to a vision of dance as sensory expression, when the meeting of cultures and know-hows shows the exploding vitality of teachings and legacies. Accompanied by DJ and composer Chloé Thévenin, she offers with Silent Legacy a poetic manifesto whose subtext could be to decondition dance to help the performer experience their own.
Adeline Kerry Cruz. Aged 8, this young Montréalaise first gained attention through hip-hop videos posted by her father, before fully coming into herself through krump. With her mentor Jr Maddripp, she has developed her practice of this street dance through battles and artistic encounters.
Audrey Merilus. After studying dance and music at the conservatoire, Audrey Merilus then joined the P.A.R.T.S. school. Influenced by different modern and postmodern aesthetics, she has performed with several companies, including that of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, as well as with Florentina Holzinger.
Stroboscopic effects will be used in this performance.
With Adeline Kerry Cruz, Audrey Merilus
Conception Maud Le Pladec Choreography solo Adeline Kerry Cruz : Maud Le Pladec and Jr Maddripp Choreography solo Audrey Merilus : Maud Le Pladec and Audrey Merilus Music Chloé Thévenin Set design and lights Éric Soyer Costumes Christelle Kocher assisted by Marion Régnier Choreography assistant Régis Badel Vocal work and musical dramaturgy Dalila Khatir et Pere Jou
Diffusion and development A propic / Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent and Lara van Lookeren Stage manager Fabrice Le Fur Lignts manager Nicolas Marc Sound manager Vincent Le Meur
Production Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans Co-production Festival d’Avignon, Parbleux Centre culturel canadien à Montréal, Chaillot Théâtre national de la Danse (Paris) with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand Scène nationale, Le Carreau Scène nationale de Forbach et de l’Est mosellan, la Scène nationale d’Orléans, Les Halles de Schaerbeek (Belgium), Fontenay-en-Scènes (Fontenay-sous-Bois), le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France Residencies Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans, Théâtre d’Orléans in collaboration with the Scène nationale d’Orléans, Parbleux Centre culturel canadien à Montréal
The Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans is supported by the Ministère de la Culture Drac Centre-Val de Loire, Ville d'Orléans, Région Centre-Val de Loire, Conseil départemental du Loiret. The Centre receives support from the French Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its foreign tours.