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Sylvain Émard Danse

A prolific artist of international renown, Sylvain Émard founded his company in 1990. From his first solo Ozone, Ozone (1987) to Rhapsodie (2022), a work for 20 performers, the choreographer explores the territory of human nature through the power of the body. Today, his repertoire includes more than thirty original works whose resonance extends far beyond Quebec. Sylvain Émard stands out for his rich choreographic vocabulary, focused on the musicality of the body, as well as for his inclusive approach to dance.

Sylvain Émard

Trained by movement masters such as Étienne Decroux, Sylvain Émard began his dance career performing for renowned choreographers including Jean-Pierre Perreault, Jo Lechay, Jeanne Renaud, Daniel Léveillé and Louise Bédard. His unique style soon asserted itself, revealing a distinctive choreographic language striking for its physicality, fluidity and sensuality.



Sylvain Émard's early work was markedly theatrical, but soon moved towards a more formal dance style, beginning in 1993 with Terrains Vagues. Throughout his career, Sylvain Émard has continued to explore the communicative power of dance through works that have left their mark on the international scene, such as his ambitious trilogy Climatologie des corps, comprising the duet Pluie (2004), the sextet Temps de chien (2005) and the quintet Wave (2007). More recently, the choreographer has taken his vision even further, unveiling Rhapsodie (2022), an event-show for 20 performers inspired by the ritual aspect of dance.



A rigorous and inventive creator, Sylvain Émard navigates different artistic spheres. He was invited by Robert Lepage to set Lorin Maazel's opera 1984 in motion, presented at Covent Garden in London and La Scala in Milan. The recipient of several awards, including the prestigious Jean A. Chalmers Prize in 1996 for his body of work, he is also co-founder of Circuit-Est center chorégraphique.

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Rhapsodie

25 avril 2024

Longueuil

Théâtre de la Ville

20:00

Rhapsodie

16 avril 2024

Baie-Comeau

Centre des arts

20:00

Rhapsodie

4 avril 2024

Laval

Maison des arts

20:00

Rhapsodie

2 avril 2024

Sherbrooke

Centre culturel de l’Université

20:00

Rhapsodie

28 mars 2024

The Assumption

Théâtre Hector-Charland

20:00

Rhapsodie

22 mars 2024

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Théâtre des Deux Rives

20:00

Rhapsodie

20 mars 2024

Victoriaville

Le Carré 150

20:00

Rhapsodie

15 mars 2024

Trois-Rivières

Culture Trois-Rivières

20:00

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