Ce n'est pas la fin du monde
Co-produced by Sylvain Émard Danse, Ville d'Eysines/Le Plateau (France), Théâtre de Lorient (France) and the Brian Webb Dance Company (Canada), with the support of iddac, Agence culturelle de la Gironde (France)
Stories of men. Renowned for his striking works featuring male dancers, Sylvain Émard plunges seven dancers into the hurly-burly of a contemporary world undergoing massive change. Driven by doubt and a lust for life, they are searching for their place, sketching the contours of multiple identities. Carried away by their instincts and the power of the group, their only language is subtle, energetic movement, the music of bodies electrified by a shared feeling of urgency. In this poignant ritual of resistance and adaptation to the passing of time, dance seems to be the best means of coming to terms with the world and of being transformed, the better to blend in. This vibrant piece conveys all the complexity and beauty of men coming to grips with the world they inhabit.
Ce n’est pas la fin du monde premiered at Le Plateau in Eysines, as part of the French biennal Danse Toujours, in April 2013.