Le chant des sirènes

A Sylvain Émard Danse and Agora de la danse co-production

Since the dawn of history, the world has seesawed between creation and deconstruction, forever falling apart and constantly being rebuilt.

After a 15-year absence Sylvain Émard is now back onstage, rediscovering himself as a dancer changed by the passage of time as he ventures into a fascinating territory of experimentation. In this striking solo he probes the states of being of a man who wants to believe that all is not lost. Holding high his hope like a subversive banner, he refuses to succumb to the glitter and sparkle of mirage. Against all odds he dances, a solitary maestro haunted by the sound and fury of the world he inhabits.

Without sacrificing the aesthetic and formal standards that are the hallmark of his reputation, Sylvain Émard pursues his quest for dance that is raw, more vulnerable, where imperfections are a life force that brings us closer to the truth of man. The humanist element so characteristic of his work is once again in the forefront.




DANCER  Sylvain Émard

ORIGINAL SCORE  Martin Tétreault

LIGHTING  André Rioux

SET DESIGN  Richard Lacroix

VIDEO  Thomas Payette / HUB Studio

COSTUMES  Denis Lavoie

REHEARSAL COACH  Daniel Villeneuve

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR  Karyne Doucet-Larouche




"[…] he’s able to elicit our attention and, with his calm, centred stillness, can be delicate, strong and compassionate. […] Émard’s a poet, with years of quiet contemplation under his belt. He’s the kind of sensitive, nuanced dance artist I feel we need today." The Dance Current, Montréal, Canada, April 2017



April 2019 – Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, Saint-Jérôme, Canada
April 2019 – Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillé, Salle de spectacle l’Entrepôt, Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles, Conseil des Arts de Montréal on tour, Canada
April 2019 – Salle de spectacles de Gaspé, Canada
March 2019 – Schimmel Center, New York, United States
June 2017 – Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, OFF-FTA, Montréal, Canada
April 2017 – Agora de la danse, Montréal, Canada