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Contemporary Dance: Ce n’est pas la fin du monde

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(l-r) Georges-Nicolas Tremblay, Dylan Crossman, Manuel Roque, Justin Gionet
Photo Credit: Valerie Simmons

DanceWorks, Toronto’s longest running contemporary dance series, is presenting Montreal’s acclaimed Sylvain Émard Danse in the Toronto premiere of Ce n’est pas la fin du monde (It’s not the end of the world). This stunning full-length work by the award-winning choreographer Sylvain Émard runs one night only on February 28 at 8pm at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps.

Stories of men. Renowned for his striking works featuring male dancers, Sylvain Émard plunges seven dancers — Adam Barruch, Dylan Crossman, Mark Medrano, Laurence Ramsay, Manuel Roque, Neil Sochasky and Georges-Nicolas Tremblay — into the hurly-burly of a contemporary world undergoing massive change. 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.

This vibrant piece conveys all the complexity and beauty of men coming to grips with the world they inhabit. Says Émard “If, as Madame de Staël (1766-1817) wrote in Corinne, Volume 1, ‘the pagans have deified life,’ then this is pagan dance.”

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(l-r): Justin Gionet, Georges-Nicolas Tremblay
Photo Credit: Valerie Simmons

Information at a glance: 

DanceWorks presents Montreal’s acclaimed Sylvain Émard Danse

in the Toronto premiere of

Ce n’est pas la fin du monde (It’s not the end of the world)

as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps

Choreographed by Sylvain Émard

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8pm

Silent Auction and Reception following performance

Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West

Tickets: $28 – $37 Adult; $15 CultureBreak (under 25); $5 HipTix for students.

Discounts for seniors, students and groups.

Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000 OR online: www.danceworks.ca

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