Fragments - Volume I: patchwork of insistent urgency. In three solos and a duet, Sylvain Émard has crafted for his dancers roles that are adapted to their most pressing needs, establishing four contrasting worlds where the depth and authenticity of gesture convey the complexity of human nature and reveal the vulnerability of the individual. Intense and often surprising, the actress Monique Miller slips majestically into this new work. Her minimalist movement is touchingly eloquent, offering a troubling counterpoint to the raw energy of the three exceptional dancers: Laurence Ramsay, Manuel Roque and Catherine Viau. The piece, like a collage of miniatures, is the first part of a diptych that places the dancer at the very heart of creation.
A Sylvain Émard Danse and Canada Dance Festival co-production, in collaboration with the Goethe Institut.