Joachim Maudet trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) from 2007 until 2012, where he graduated with honours. In parallel, he studied at the Paris VIII University in the programme of Theatrical Performance Art and in Choreographic Art (2007 – 2010). He started working professionally before graduating collaborating with Tatiana Julien (Cie Interscribo) and with Arthur Perole (Cie F). After his graduation, he danced for Akram Khan Dance Company (UK), the Noord Nederlandse Dans (The Netherlands) as well as the National Dance Company Wales (UK ).
Back in France in May 2013, Joachim Maudet started to collaborate with several choreographers such as Samuel Faccioli and Bérengère Fournier (La Vouivre) in La Belle and Feu, Christian Ubl in the piece Shake It Out, Léa Tirabasso in the pieces Love Me Tender and The Ephemeral Life of an Octopus, Arthur Perole in Rock’n Chair, Ballroom and BBB projects, Ambra Senatore (CCN Nantes) in the piece Partita and with Leonard Rainis and Katell Harterau (Lepole) in several projects: Every Little Movement , Dances with dinosaurs, The perfect moment, The WALL. He is also an outside eye and assists Chloé Zamboni in her project Magdalena and Mathilde Bonicel in her project Scappare.
In parallel with his career as a performer, Joachim Maudet combines his work with running his own company Les vagues, founded in 2017, with which he explores the relation between voice and body. He created his first piece stɔːriz in 2019, the solo GIGI in 2021 and the trio W̶E̶L̶COME in 2022. In each of these creations, the body is presented as a multiple communication medium, whose malleable and inexhaustible material is a source of stories and images.
Between the vocal body and the physical body, projected voices and inner voices, the forms of expression multiply and dissociate allowing a myriad of possible combinations. Through the technique of ventriloquism and automatic speech, each of these creations opens up poetic spaces from which strangeness and absurdity emerge.
Currently, Joachim Maudet is working on his new solo KID#1, which starts a series on childhood.
Every day, we receive situations, images, sounds and we translate them instinctively. Our senses, shaped by interpretation parameters gained over time, associate a logic and an intention to every event.
For the duet stɔːriz, I was wiiling to work on situations diversion and on narration shifting.
To that purpose, I focused on the body as evocative organism, and its different means of espression and intentions.
I start from the postulate that flesh is a substance to model, to knead, to scuplt, from which forms and figures can compe up ; a malleable body seen as an ensemble of textures, vibrations, resonances, crossroads of expressions and stories.
Considered as a narrative factory, ‘stɔːriz is a duet where everything is constantly in transformation, between what we see, hear and live.
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W̶E̶L̶COME is a trio where body and voice are dissociate in intertwining dialogue.
By the continuous transformation and metamorphosis of voices, twirling from one body to another by the magic of ventriloquism, W̶E̶L̶COME open an hybrid universe that oscillates between burlesque and confusion, irony and absurdity.
Photographic and poetic moments arise from this discrepancy between what is said, suggested and interpreted. From these dissociated bodies, W̶E̶L̶COME highlights this need to come together, to reach out to others and to form connections.