EMMAC Terre marine

Emmanuelle Calvé

March 5th to 15th, 2014

Rencontre avec les artistes : March 6th, 12th and 13th after the show. Animation: Maud Mazo-Rothenbühler

March 5th and 6th at 8 p.m. // March 7th at 7 p.m. // March 8th at 8 p.m.
March 12th at 2 p.m. // March 13th to 15th at 8 p.m. 

EMMAC Terre marine combines dance, puppetry and theatre. Conceived by multidisciplinary artist Emmanuelle Calvé, the show is inspired by the Innuit tale The Skeleton Woman, taken from the book by Clarissa Pinkola Estés titled Women Who Run with the Wolves. The tale tells of the transformation of a young woman who is thrown into the ocean by her father and brought back to the surface years later by a fisherman. The tale’s metaphorical content thus raises important and sensitive questions concerning the natural cycle of life and death. With its magical and visually poetic character, EMMAC Terre marine is steeped in the choreographer’s own cultural references, and it presents the unusual relationships between the movement of the puppet-bodies and those of dance-theatre. In the hands of a seasoned team of artists and designers, the inner landscapes  and seas of EMMAC Terre marine sparkle, holding a mirror up to the challenges and savage beauties of existence.

For adult and adolescent audiences.

Exhibition of drawings by Emmanuelle Calvé. See the works that inspired the show at the Théâtre Rouge hall.

Artistic direction, choreographer, tale's adaptation and puppets' design: Emmanuelle Calvé
Performers: Jean-François LégaréEmmanuelle Calvé and Jody Hegel
Texts and narration : Richard Desjardins
Music : Jorane
Set designer: Richard Lacroix
Puppets' production: Jean Cummings
Lighting: Karine Gauthier
Dramaturgy advisor: Martine Beaulne
Production director: Lee Anholt

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A few moments of beauty in a world that really needs it, a few minutes of poetry to forget the sterile brouhaha: EMMAC Terre marine is a show that is good for the soul.
“A treasure exists only if someone is looking for it.” 
[Richard Desjardins stated in the show.] Look no further, it’s there.

Michelle Chanonat, RevueJeu.org, March 2014

A Danse-Cité production in collaboration with Emmanuelle Calvé. This project was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Creative residencies: Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Place des Arts and MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels). Ce projet a bénéficié du soutien financier du ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec et de la Ville de Montréal dans le cadre de l'Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal 2011-2015.

The show presented on March 7th is part of the festival Les Trois Jours de Casteliers.
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