Joachim Maudet comes from Bretagne in France. He entered the contemporary course of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse of Paris (CNSMDP) in 2007 and graduated in 2012.
In parallel with his course, he studied Performing Arts theory in Paris VII University and graduated his bachelor’s degree in 2010.
He started his performer career before the end of his course, collaborating with Tatiana Julien (Cie Interscribo) on La Mort et l’extase and with Arthur Perole (cie F) on Divine Hérésie and Rock’n Chair (first version).
After his course, he left France, willing to expand his horizons. He performed for the Akram Khan Dance Company (UK), the Noord Nederlandse Dans (Holland) and the National Dance COmpany Wales (UK).
He came back in France in 2013 and started to work with several choreographers such as Samuel Faccioli and Bérangère Fournier (Le Vouivre) on the project La Belle et Feu addressed to children, Christian Ubl (cie CUBe) on the project Shake it out, Lea Tirabasso on the project The Ephemeral Life of an Octopus, Arthur PErole on the projects Rock’n Chair and Ballroom and also Leonard Rainis and Katell Harterau (le pôle) on multiple porjects : Every Little Movement, Dance with dinosaurs, The perfect moment, The WALL based on spontaneous composition.
Besides his experience as performer, Joachim launched his own compny called les vagues in 2017. His first piece, ˈstɔːriz created in collaboration with Sophie Lèbre, premiered in 2019.
WELCOME is the second piece by la compagnie les vagues.
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.
WELCOME comes within the scope of the work on relation/dissocation between the body and the voice, intiated with ‘stɔːriz. It’s built on shifts in meaning and images, appearing in a contradictory sound cloud.
The slow walk at the beginning initiates a continue transformation of the bodies, passing from a matieral to another and shape an ensemble of textures, vibrations, resonances, creating stories, expressions and tales.
The voices change continously, spinning from a body to another, weaving singly or all together, sculpting and questioning senses and interpretations. They raise in contradiction, in polyphony, in unison or in reverse.
Through dissociation, accumulation ou contradiction between what happen with the bodies and with the voices, strangeness, irony or even absurdity emerge from the situations : emotion surfaces from these unclassifiable moments, from the discrepancy between what is sais, signified and interpreted.