Silent Legacy

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The 2022 archive

Maud Le Pladec and Jr Maddripp

Orléans - Montreal / Created in 2022

Maud Le Pladec explores how dance is handed down with Adeline Kerry Cruz, an 8-year-old krumper, and Audrey Merilus, contemporary dancer. A true poetic manifesto.

Silent legacy, Maud Le Pladec et Jr Maddripp, 2022 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


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.

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