Normal desires

Emile Pineault
Traces-Interprètes
November 22. 23. 24 + 27. 28. 29. 30 + December, 1 , 2018 - 8 PM
Jeudis-causeries : November 29th after the show. Host :
La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines
3700, Saint-Dominique street
Sherbrooke
LA CHAPELLE Ticket Office : 514.843.7738

“ It is a moment of dance and an offering of an acrobatic body in the middle of the desert.” - La Gazette des festivals, June 2018

In Normal Desires, Emile Pineault invites us to open ourselves to acrobatic sensation. A lone figure on stage constantly overflows itself, its edges blurred in kinetic ecstasy. Impact, flux, repetition, constraint, squeezing, pushing, heat, vibration – Pineault’s work moves us through a series of states and affective spaces, mobilizing not only the body but also the powerful technologies of the theatre space to convey a subtle yet intense physical experience.

Emile Pineault is an experienced circus artist, and in this first solo work he takes a critical look at the conventions of acrobatic practice. Here, the circus body in no longer in a position of mastery but rather criss-crossed with lines of irresistible force. A deep engagement with light, sound, created live by Julien Brun and Joël Lavoie, and physical practice works towards the mediation of an acrobat’s ‘inner-motion’, proposing acrobatics as a shared experience – fleshy, rigorous, and intensely hypnotizing.

Direction and performance : Emile Pineault
Lighting and set design : Julien Brun
Sound design : Joël Lavoie
Dramaturgic advisor : Sebastian Kann
Outside views : Peter James, Mimi Jeong
Production designer : Lee Anholt  
Creatives residencies : Circuit-Est, Espace Libre, Fondation L'Abri (Genève), Jakta 78 (Prague), Monument National, Destelheide (Dworp)

Émile Pineault © Julien Brun Joël Lavoie © Maude Touchette Julien Brun © n/aSébastien Kann © n/a

“ It is a moment of dance and an offering of an acrobatic body in the middle of the desert.” - La Gazette des festivals, June 2018

EMILE PINEAULT

Being immersed in the circus world since a young age has led Emile Pineault to profoundly re-examine his practice and the artistic field in which he evolves. Positioning himself in a break with the current aesthetics that tend to define and frame the circus practice, he works to decentralize and open the possibilities by proposing circus as a medium part of the complex network of the contemporary art. His current research focuses on sensoriality, embodiments and recycling of his acrobatic practice. He makes acrobatics a shared experience, as visceral and palpable for the viewer as it is for the acrobat.

A Danse-Cité production in collaboration with Emile Pineault. With the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Circuit-Est.

Emile Pineault is supported by LA SERRE – arts vivants.  

2018-19 Season

Sophie Corriveau & Katya Montaignac
September, 14 + 15, 2018 - 6 PM
Élodie + Séverine Lombardo
October, 4. 6. 9. 11. 13, 2018 - 8 PM | October, 5. 10. 12, 2018 - 7 PM
Emile Pineault
November 22. 23. 24 + 27. 28. 29. 30 + December, 1 , 2018 - 8 PM
Eduardo Ruiz Vergara
January, 16. 17. 18. 19 + 23. 24. 25. 26, 2018 - 7 PM
Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro
February, 12. 13. 14. 15. 16, 2019 - 7 PM

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