Choir

An Immersive Installation

A Sylvain Émard Danse production co-created with mirari.

A 360-degree immersive experience, 12 performers projected on a human scale, interwoven sound recording: the Choir installation is an invitation to plunge into dance, to hear it, to experience it from within. 

Choir was inspired by Prelude #1– The Circle, the first chapter of the in-situ diptych Preludes, a work for 20 dancers created by Sylvain Émard. Choir plunges the spectator into the centre of the dance. Surrounded by a 360-degree screen, the public observes the 12 dancers stream, like a circular wave. The sound layers are interwoven to magnify reality: footsteps, breathing and music, everything places visitors in the very heart of the work, in the intimacy of the performance. The amplified sounds, combined with the life-size performers, create a hypnotic state as the dance ritual unfolds. This contemporary ceremonial, ranging from contemplation to exaltation, envelops the mesmerized audience.

The immersive experience, which abolishes distance and time, allows us to see dance differently, to seize its slightest jolt. The trance effect emanating from this sequence of uninterrupted movements influences the audience, who are in turn captivated by this unique pagan rite.

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CREDITS

ORIGINAL IDEA  Sylvain Émard

CONCEPTION AND CREATION  Sylvain Émard and Thomas Payette/mirari

PRODUCTION  Sylvain Émard Danse

CHOREOGRAPHER  Sylvain Émard

DIRECTOR  Thomas Payette/mirari

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY 360o  Dominic St-Amant

DANCERS  Sophie Breton, Charles Cardin-Bourbeau, Matéo Chauchat, Marie-Michelle Darveau, Janelle Hacault, Mathieu Hérard, Kyra Jean Green, Christopher LaPlante, François Richard, Cara Roy, Marie-Philippe Santerre, Camille Trudel-Vigeant

SET DESIGNER  Xavier Mary/mirari

LIGHTING DESIGNER  François Marceau

SOUNDSCAPE  Mathieu Doyon/mirari assisted by Frédéric Auger

COSTUME DESIGNER  Marilène Bastien

TECHNICAL DIRECTORS François Marceau and Caroline Turcot/mirari

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER  Hugues Monfroy/mirari

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR  Roxane Cadillon/mirari

 

With the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

 

UPCOMING DATES

Thursday November 30, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Édifice Wilder – Espace danse –OFFICIAL SELECTION AT PARCOURS DANSE, as part of a series of conferences.