enjoy the silence

This piece has been commissioned by Concordan(s)e: a unique adventure where a writer and a choreographer meet. Two artists who do not know one another beforehand, question each other’s respective practices and aspirations. This immersion into the intimate depths of creation gives birth to a collective and original piece.
Célia Houdart is an author. Mickaël Phelippeau is a choreographer and dancer. Why did she choose writing, and why did he choose dance? He invites her into his space. She invites him into hers. They exchange words. Tell each other stories. They dance for one another. Listen to one another. And discover that they like to be silent together.

  • Célia Houdart and Mickaël Phelippeau

The premiere took place on march 11th 2013 at Le Quartz - scène nationale de Brest, in the frame of festival DañsFabrik

a choreographic piece by and with Célia Houdart and Mickaël Phelippeau

sound design Pascal Marius

light design Alain Feunteun

artistic collaboration Chiara Gallerani

acknowledgments Graziella Antonini, Théo Kooijaman, Iris Levasseur, Florent Nicoud, Marino Marchand, Martine Pisani, Blandine Rannou


executive producer bi-p association
coproduction command from festival Concordan(s)e, Le Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest, Théâtre Brétigny, Scène conventionnée du Val d’Orge
residency Théâtre La Pléiade, La Riche
with the support of Atheneum, centre culturel de l’Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, Centre national de Danse, Pantin, Les laboratoires d’Aubervilliers


photo credits Alain Monot & Graziella Antonini

Creation 2013

2013
Le Volapük, Tours, FR - work in progress
Le Quartz - scène nationale de Brest, in the frame of festival DañsFabrik, FR - premiere
L'Atheneum, Dijon, FR
Bibliothèque de Saint-Herblain, FR
Université Paris 13, FR
La Pléiade, La Riche, Tours, FR
Centre national de la danse, Pantin, in the frame of festival Concordan(s)e, FR
MAC/VAL, musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, FR
Théâtre de l'Usine – Genève, CH

2016
Carreau du Temple - 10 years of Festival Concordan(s)e, Paris, FR