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Danse Carpe Diem

March 8, 2013 @ 8PM

Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St.

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$22/$15 students, underwaged

Before the show: Pre-Show Chat with Bill James in the Market Hall lobby at 7pm.
Learn more about the artists and their work.
Post-Show Reception. Meet the artists in the lobby immediately following the show.


Emmanuel Jouthe

Élise Bergeron, Simon Desrosiers, Laurence Fournier Campeau, Eve Lalonde, Phillipe Poirier, Mélanie Therrien and Amélie Valois  
Lighting Design

Caroline Nadeau

C.H. Antonio Vivaldi
Sound design

Laurent Maslé 

CINQ HUMEURS is inspired by Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons, for which Jouthe has imagined a 5th season, and with composer Laurent Maslé has reinvented and adapted Vivaldi’s classic. Featuring some of the best dancers from Canada’s best city for dance, CINQ HUMEURS has a convulsive energy with startling tension, slow burns, and unbridled exuberance, reflecting urban life in the 21st century. The work is indicative of Emmanuel’s approach to dance, which he describes thusly, “The body has no choice but to be in movement… It is important for me to seize these moments and to place them in my dances so that I can share beauty, space, drama, and time.”


Emmanuel Jouthe

Andie Britton-Foster, Becca Partington, Brittany Allison,Carrie Hoskins, Fraser Smith, Isabella Earl, Jade Elliott, Kate Story, Max Price, Meghan Park, Nadine Changfoot, Nansi Harris, Rebecca Booth, Ryan Kerr, Sarah McNeilly, Shani Victorin, Stephanie Cann, Suzanne Galloway, Sylvia Luyben

During a week-long visit in January Emmanuel met every day with 19 Peterborough dancers to rehearse them in a work called Scan. In this work, the challenge for the participants was to develop their individual creative impulse while remaining aware of the group. The final performance reflects the strength and beauty of a group working in unison, interwoven with explosions of ephemeral dances where one, two, or more dancers fill a momentarily empty space.

Artist Biography
Emmanuel Jouthe made his career debut as a dancer. He interpreted pieces by renowned choreographers such as Paul-André Fortier, José Navas, Louise Bédard, Daniel Soulières, Pierre-Paul Savoie, Felix Ruckert and Julyan Hamilton. He also collaborated with a few names in the theatre scene: Pascal Contamine, Robert Gravel, Jean-Pierre Ronfard and Paola de Vasconcellos.
Very quickly, he co-founded Danse Carpe Diem, and became recognized as a choreographer/interpreter. In 1999, after four years of artistic co-direction assumed by six choreographer-interpreter members, Emmanuel Jouthe became the sole artistic director of Danse Carpe Diem.

Both national and international producers soon recognized his unique chorographical vocabulary combining energetic vivacity and dramatic intensity.  He has thereby undertaken numerous collaborations and, over the last ten years, has staged fifteen or so pieces that have contributed to his repertoire.

In his various creations, he questions temporality, intimacy, and movement. He is interested in the perception of the dancing body, in its moods, in the emotions that arise in it… simply put, in the human being.  He thus transfers into his choreography captive moments bringing together beauty, space, drama, and time.

Constantly in a state of ferment and in search of new challenges, he doesn’t hesitate to work on projects with other choreographers and artists, such as those proposed by the collective of 2e porte à Gauche et Danse-Cité. A means of exploring other zones of performance  (in situ) and a new relationship of proximity between dance and the spectator.

His desire to communicate with and to engage with young people has naturally led him to create regularly for dancers in training. He has thus collaborated numerous times with well-known schools such as LADMMI, L’École de danse de Québec, and The School of Dance (Ottawa). In addition, his repertoire was taught at l’Université du Québec à Montréal in 2000, 2005 and 2008.

These days, Emmanuel Jouthe is counted among the active players of Montreal’s choreographic landscape. He is currently presenting his latest creation, CINQ HUMEURS, which secures a place in the continuity of his itinerary by integrating both professional dancers and graduating students of different schools.

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