Québec’s award-winning choreographer, Sylvain Émard of Sylvain Émard Danse, brings the critically acclaimed Ce n’est pas la fin du monde (It’s not the end of the world) featuring seven male dancers in a ritual of resistance and adaptation to the passing of time.
Driven by doubt and a lust for life, they are searching for their place, sketching the contours of multiple identities.
Carried away by their instincts and the power of the group, their only language is subtle, energetic movement, the music of bodies electrified by a shared feeling of urgency.
Dance seems to be the best means of coming to terms with the world and of being transformed, the better to blend in. Says Émard “If, as Madame de Staël wrote, ‘the pagans have deified life,’ then this is pagan dance.”
DanceWorks presents Sylvain Émard Danse’s
Ce n’est pas la fin du monde
as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps
Choreographed by Sylvain Émard
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8pm
Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7
Tickets: $28 – $37 Adult; $15 CultureBreak (under 25); Discounts for seniors, students and groups.
Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000 OR online: www.danceworks.ca