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Sylvain Émard Danse

For Sylvain Émard, dance is a ritual that brings people together. With this show-event, the choreographer stages a large-scale cast of 20 performers and propels dance into its liberating dimension.

Sylvain Émard excels in the art of getting crowds moving. For more than 10 years, the irresistible wave of the Grand Continental has taken him to the four corners of the planet where he has led hordes of dancers. This rigorous, multifaceted choreographer is as adept at transfiguring dance into an exuberant art as he is at exploring the torments of the human soul. For him, dancing is a celebration. Under the gaze of the audience installed all around the stage, Rhapsodie amplifies the energy of the mass, the bodies moved by a visceral force. A sensitive and attentive observer of his contemporaries, Émard captures the life drive of beings who do not watch themselves dance, the subversive abandonment of bodies on the dance floor. A human shock that hits hard.


Choreographer Sylvain Émard Performers Lou Amsellem, Sophie Breton, Charles Cardin-Bourbeau, Matéo Chauchat, Félix Cossette, Marilyne Cyr, Marie-Michelle Darveau, Janelle Hacault, Mathieu Hérard, Kyra Jean Green, Christopher LaPlante, Alexandre Morin, Erin O'Loughlin, Mateo Picone, Raphaëlle Renucci, François Richard, Cara Roy, Marie-Philippe Santerre, Lila-Mae Talbot, Camille Trudel-Vigeant Répétiteur Daniel Villeneuve Original music Martin Tétreault & Poirier Lights André Rioux Costumes Marilène Bastien Production director André-Anne Garneau Technical director Audrey Janelle Texts Anne Viau for Danse Danse

A co-production by Sylvain Émard Danse and Danse Danse, developed with the support of the National Creation Fund of Canada's National Arts Center. This creation is also made possible thanks to the Secretaría de Cultura, the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA), the Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea (CEPRODAC) in Mexico and at the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie.



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