LE CHANT DES SIRÈNES
Since the dawn of history, the world has seesawed between creation and deconstruction, forever falling apart and constantly being rebuilt.
After a 15-year absence Sylvain Émard is now back onstage, rediscovering himself as a dancer changed by the passage of time as he ventures into a fascinating territory of experimentation. In this striking solo he probes the states of being of a man who wants to believe that all is not lost. Holding high his hope like a subversive banner, he refuses to succumb to the glitter and sparkle of mirage. Against all odds he dances, a solitary maestro haunted by the sound and fury of the world he inhabits.
Without sacrificing the aesthetic and formal standards that are the hallmark of his reputation, Sylvain Émard pursues his quest for dance that is raw, more vulnerable, where imperfections are a life force that brings us closer to the truth of man. The humanist element so characteristic of his work is once again in the forefront.
The solo will premiere at Agora de la danse from April 5 to 8, 2017.