“How does an individual decision open the possibility for collective action? What do we strive for, or against? Who do we give our consent to? Must we disobey democracy? How do we build a controversialist community?”
– Maud Le Pladec

A new work by up and coming French dancer-choreographer Maud Le Pladec, DEMOCRACY is a part of a three-part series titled To Bang on a Can. The work explores the relationship between sound and gesture using atonality and breaks in form, and is performed to the live music of Julia Wolfe, one of the founders of the music group “Bang on a Can” and Italian composer, Francesco Filidei. This work, along with Alain Buffard’s, will be part of the month-long, multi-venue French-American Dance Festival taking place throughout the month of May 2014 in New York.

May 8 Come Early Conversation: Between Sound and Gesture moderated by Nicole Birmann Bloom, Program Officer, Dance and Theater, Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York

May 9 Stay Late Discussion: Dialogues on DEMOCRACY Maud Le Pladec in conversation with Daria Fain, Co-founder and Co-director of The Prosodic Body

The performance of Democracy is part of
DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas
New York
May 1st-18, 2014

Organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States

With the support of FUSED: French – US Exchange in Dance, a program of the National Dance Project (NDP), the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and FACE, French American Cultural Exchange.

DEMOCRACY is also supported for this US tour by Institut français, Ville de Rennes, Rennes Métropole and by SPEDIDAM.