A Sylvain Émard Danse and Agora de la danse coproduction
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.
CHOREOGRAPHY Sylvain Émard
DANCER Sylvain Émard
ORIGINAL SCORE Martin Tétreault
LIGHTING André Rioux
SET DESIGN Richard Lacroix
VIDEO Thomas Payette / HUB Studio
COSTUMES Denis Lavoie
REHEARSAL COACH Daniel Villeneuve
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Karyne Doucet-Larouche
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Victor Lamontagne
"[…] he’s able to elicit our attention and, with his calm, centred stillness, can be delicate, strong and compassionate. […] Émard’s a poet, with years of quiet contemplation under his belt. He’s the kind of sensitive, nuanced dance artist I feel we need today." The Dance Current, Montreal, Canada, April 2017
March 22, 2019 – Schimmel Center, New York, United States
April 3, 2019 – Salle de spectacles de Gaspé, Canada
April 6, 2019 – Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles, Conseil des Arts de Montréal on tour, Canada
April 9, 2019 – Maison de la culture de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Conseil des Arts de Montréal on tour, Canada
April 11, 2019 – Salle de spectacle l’Entrepôt, Conseil des Arts de Montréal on tour, Lachine, Canada
April 17, 2019 – Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, Saint-Jérôme, Canada
April 25, 2019 – Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée, Conseil des Arts de Montréal on tour, Canada
June 2017 – Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, OFF-FTA, Montreal, Canada
April 2017 – Agora de la danse, Montreal, Canada