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Noémie Solomon

Denaturalizing Choreography: Nature, Empathy, Soma, Sex

Noémie Solomon

Noémie Solomon works as a teacher, writer, dramaturge, and curator in the field of contemporary dance and performance. She edited the collections DANSE (an anthology and a catalogue published by Presses du réel, 2014 and 2015) that present and translate key texts on the mutual influences of French and American choreographic cultures. Her essays and translations have been published in various journals such as Dance Research Journal, Dance Chronicles, TDR, Movement Research, and Maska; in the critical anthologies Planes of Composition (ed. Joy and Lepecki, Seagull Press) and Perform Repeat Record (ed. Heathfield and Jones, Intellect Press); and art catalogues such as Superbodies(Lido), Move: Choreographing You (Hayward), Judson Now (Danspace), Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol (TBA), and Boris Charmatz (MoMA).

She collaborated on a series of dramaturgical and curatorial initiatives in the dance field internationally, including: the redoing of Allan Kaprow’s 18 Happenings in 6 parts, directed by André Lepecki (Haus der Kunst, 2006; PERFORMA 2007); Dance on Time with Gurur Ertem (iDANS, Istanbul, 2009); Self-Methodologies with Sandra Noeth (Tanzquartier, Vienna, 2011); the Photomusée de la danse with Tim Etchells (Festival d'Avignon, 2011); Solos and Solitudes with Jenn Joy (Danspace Project, NYC, 2012-13); and Dancing is talking / Talking is dancing with Jenny Schlenzka (MoMA PS1, NYC, 2014). Car c’est par la fragilité que la revolution œuvre, a dance work co-created with Adam Kinner, premiered in Montréal in May 2016.

Noémie’s PhD dissertation, “Unworking the Dance Subject,” was awarded the Michael Kirby Memorial Prize for Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation at NYU in 2012. She held two consecutive Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowships: at McGill University, in the English department, where she researched issues of minority and sovereignty in Québécois dance after 1948, and at Brown University, in the TAPS department, as part of the Dance in/and the Humanities global initiative. Noémie is Program Director at the Institute for Curating Performance Practice at Wesleyan University. 

Education

New York University

Ph.D. – Performance Studies

New York, New York

 

Université Paris VIII

Master of Arts – Dance Studies

Saint-Denis, France

Other Special Tidbits

Wesleyan University

Program Director, Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, 2016-

Middletown, Connecticut

 

Brown University

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow 2014-2016 – Dance Studies in/and the Humanities, TAPS Department

Providence, Rhode Island

 

McGill University

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-2014 – Faculty of Arts, English Department

Montreal, Québec