FESTIVAL
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DANCE + THEATRE
MAY 21 - JUNE 06 2015
9TH EDITION, MONTRÉAL

2014 

 

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FESTIVAL
TRANSAMÉRIQUES

DANCE + THEATRE
MAY 21 - JUNE 05 2015

9th
EDITION
MONTRÉAL

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Dance

Le continental XL

Sylvain Émard Danse
Montreal
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Dance
Le continental XL

A wave of spirit and passion will flood Place des Festivals in a dynamic line dancing show featuring 200 amateur dancers. A tsunami of good cheer!

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Le continental XL

In the event of rain, the performance may be cancelled. The decision will be made jointly by the Festival team and Sylvain Émard Danse a few minutes prior to the scheduled presentation, in the hope that things will clear up so that the 210 dancers may perform for your viewing pleasure!

Dance Party
Sylvain Émard presents a new, reinvented version of his Continental. Inspired by the electrifying success of his first two experiences at the Festival TransAmériques, this pillar of Quebec contemporary dance has dreamed even bigger dreams for Le continental XL. This time round, 200 dancers will be performing at place des Festivals in a massive wave of passion, spirit and joie de vivre, in festive to-ing and fro-ing where contemporary dance blends delightfully with line dancing to create a tsunami of good cheer.

Aged 12 to 72, the performers range from dance students to pure amateurs, but all have caught the same, highly infectious virus of visceral pleasure in line dancing, here reaching brand new heights. Guided by a handful of professional dancers and accompanied live by DJ Mini, they invite festivalgoers to the most festive and invigorating show at the FTA.

Tickets
May 26, 10:00 pm
May 27, 10:00 pm
May 28, 10:00 pm
May 29, 4:00 pm
Length : 30 m


Free outdoor performance

/ Quartier des spectacles - Esplanade Clark / Google Map
 
45.508501 -73.566590
  • Place des Festivals – Quartier des spectacles
  • Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC
Artists
© Robert Etcheverry
Sylvain Émard

Sylvain Émard started out in theatre before becoming a dancer for choreographers such as Jean-Pierre Perreault, Louise Bédard and Jo Lechay. When he founded his own dance company in 1990, he concentrated initially on highly theatrical solo pieces before opting for a dance more formal in tone. His work has consistently met with great acclaim from audiences and critics alike, both here and abroad. Fluid, angular and sensual, his choreography slips seamlessly into poetic worlds characterized by sophisticated, harmonious set designs. In June 2010 at the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa, Sylvain Émard presented Fragments – Volume I, the first half of a diptych inspired by the notion of urgency. This collage of short pieces will tour Canada and Europe next season. In March 2011, a Latin version of Grand Continental, entitled El Gran Continental, will be presented at the Festival de México.

A recipient of numerous awards, Sylvain Émard often works as a guest choreographer in theatre, opera and film. In 2004 he choreographed the Lorin Maazel opera 1984, directed by Robert Lepage and presented at Covent Garden in London (2005), La Scala in Milan (2008) and at the Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts in Valencia, Spain (2011).

Press Quote(s)

“It was a fun performance, rigorously choreographed with intricate arm and upper body phrases, and the dancers were extremely committed to their expression. The crowd loved it ...”

 thedancecurrent.com, Toronto, Canada, 07/20/2009

“An enormous wave of pleasure flows from Sylvain Émard's Le Grand Continental. (…) Sylvain Émard carefully combined contemporary dance and country line dancing with skillfully directed figures and steps, including some touching duets.”

Danser, Paris, France, 10/2009

“Turning Émery St. into an open air dance space for Sylvain Émard's line-dancing demo, Le Grand Continental, was a stroke of genius that should be repeated.”

The Gazette, Montréal, Canada, 07/06/2009

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Credits

Credits

PRODUCED BY SYLVAIN ÉMARD DANSE

CHOREOGRAPHY SYLVAIN ÉMARD SOUND DESIGN MARTIN TÉTREAULT LIVE MUSIC DJ MINI LIGHTING DESIGN BRUNO RAFIE PERFORMANCE ASSISTANTS NATHALIE BLANCHET + MARYSE CARRIER + MARK EDEN-TOWLE + GENEVIÈVE GAUVREAU + JEAN-FRANÇOIS LÉGARÉ + ALEXANDRE PARENTEAU + JULIE SIMÉON + CATHERINE VIAU PRODUCTION MANAGER MARIE-ANDRÉE LEMIRE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT GAËLLE CRÉAU

DANSEURS MERCÉDES ARVISAIS + MIREILLE ARVISAIS + ANNA ASIMAKOPULOS + BADOU BA + CLAIRE BARON + ARNAUD BATY + SERGE BEAUDOIN + FLORENCE BEAUDRY + LOUISE BÉDARD + ANTOINE BÉDARD + LYNE BELLEHUMEUR + SÉBASTIEN BENES + JULIE BERNARD + JOSIANE BERNARDIN + FRÉDÉRIQUE BERNARDIN + BIANKA BERNIER + VICTOR BERTRAND-OUELLETTE + YVON BLAIS + MARTINE BOISVERT + MARISE BOITEAU + ROMANE BONPUNT + MARIE-CHRISTINE BOUCHER + CHLOÉ BOURDAGES-ROY + JEAN-GUY BOUTIN + LOUISE BRABANT + DIANE BRABANT + CAROLINE BRAULT + LINDA BRETON + SUZANNE BRISSON + ISABELLE BROUILLETTE + ELISA BRUNI + ISABELLE CADIEUX + SYLVIE CARDINAL + FRANCINE CARON + SUZY CAYER + JOHANNE CHAGNON + CATHERINE CHAGNON + AMÉLIE CHAMBERLAND + ANNE CHAPUT DE ANGELIS + ALICE CHAPUT DE ANGELIS + BETTINA CHARCOT + MAXIME CHEVALIER + ANNE LISE CHRÉTIEN + HÉLÈNE CLOUTIER + CATHERINE COLLINS + JONATHAN CÔTÉ + LESLEY COTTON + FRÉDÉRIQUE COURNOYER + MARIE-FRANCE COURNOYER + GLORIA DA QUEIJA + ROXANNE DAULT + NATHALIE DE ANGELIS + ARIANE DE BLOIS + ROBERT DESAULNIERS + CHANTAL DESAUTELS + BÉRANGÈRE DESCHAMPS + MAGALI DESCHENES + CHLOÉ DILASSER + LOUIS-CHARLES DIONNE + VINCENT DRAY + MAÏZA DUBHÉ + AURÉLIE DUBOIS-PRUD'HOMME + SOPHIE DUMONT + HANNAH EICHENWALD + MARYSE ÉLIAS + MADELEINE EYKEL + SANDRA FERNANDES + AUDREY FILLON + ERIKA FISSELER +CARLA FLORES +SYLVIE FORTIER + AMÉLIE FOURCAUDOT + CÉLINE FRANCE + JULIE GAGNON +LISE GARON + VALÉRIE GASCON + MARTIN GAUTHIER + ISABELLE GAY + RACHÈLE GEMME + SOPHIE GENDRON + MAUD GENDRON-LANGEVIN + MEAGHAN GEORGE + CLAUDE MICHEL GERMAIN + ESTELLE GERMAIN-ROULEAU + MARTIN GIBERT + LOUISE GIGNAC + ROBERT GIGNAC + SABINE GOURINCHAS + MARTINE GOYETTE + JULIE GRANDJEAN + SUZANNE GRÉGOIRE + NOÉMIE GUÉRIN + MARIE ANNE GUICHANCHUT + VALÉRIE GUILMAIN + CHRIS HAYES + FRANCE HÉBERT + YVES HÉNAULT + INGRID HOLLER + KATIA HUBER + MARJOLAINE JACOB + MURIEL JAOUICH + MONA KAYAL + KLERVI L'HOSTIS + PATRICIA LABRIE + SERGE LAFRANCE + NICOLE-SYLVIE LAGARDE + CÉLIA LAGUITTON + KARINE LALIBERTÉ + MARY LALONDE + YAN LAMBERT-PAGEAU + FRANÇOIS LANDRY + SIMONA LANFRANCHI + MÉLISA LANGLOIS + ROXANNE LAROCHELLE-M + SYLVIE LAROUCHE + CÉCILE LASSERRE + CHRISTINE LAVERGNE + ANNE-MARIE LAVIGNE + ROBERT LAVOIE + JASMINE LEBEAU + VALÉRIE LEBEAU + PIERRE-YVES LEBEL + DIANE LEBRASSEUR + JOHANNE LECLERC + NICOLAS LEDUC + MARIE-PIERRE LEDUC + PIERRE-YVES LEGAULT + JEAN-FRANÇOIS LÉONARD + JONATHAN LEWIS + JEAN LOGAN + JOHANNE LOISELLE + VICTORIA LORD + RAYMOND-PAUL LUM + PATRICK MAILLOUX + DOMINIQUE MAJOR + FRANÇOISE MAJOR + BRIGITTE MALENFANT + MARIE MARTINEZ + ALICE MASSOT + MIREILLE MAYRAND-FISET + JULIE MCCLEMENS + CATHERINE MÉNARD + SARAH MERCHADOU + CLAUDIA MERCIER + CAITLYN MILOT + NORMAND MIRON + AMÉLIE MONCELET + SOPHIE NAGLE + MARIE-CLAUDE NANTEL + CLAUDINE NOLIN + CLAIRE OLIVER + SANDRINE ORDONNEAU + MARTIN OUELLETTE + MAGALIE PARÉ + SYLVAIN PARÉ + BENOÎT PAREDES + MARIA PAVLIDIS + JEAN-PIERRE PERREAULT + ANDRÉE-ANNE PERRIER + ALAIN PETIT + CLÉMENTINE POUPINEAU + DENIS PRONOVOST + COLETTE PROULX + DANIELLE PROULX + DENISE PROULX + MONIQUE PROULX + MARTINE PROULX + CATHERINE PROULX-LEMAY + PERRINE PUNELLE + MARTINE RAYMOND + ESTELLE RICHARD + BENOÎT RIGAL + ANNA ROCKI + PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ + ANNE ROUDAUT + ÉTIENNE ROULEAU + TANIA ROY + ISA SAVOIE-GARGISO + RENAUD SÉGUIN + VANESSA SEILER + SPERANZA SPIR + AMÉLIE ST-AUBIN + MONIQUE TAIRRAZ + MARIA TARAKCI + CÉLINE THIBAULT + BEATRIZ TORRES + MARIE-ÈVE TOUSIGNANT + JULIEN TOUSIGNANT + LOUISE TREMBLAY + THÉRÈSE TRINQUE + ALEXIS TRUDEAU + CAMILLE TRUDELLE + CONNIE VACHON + LISE VAILLANCOURT + NANCY VALLÉE + ISABELLE VALLIÈRES + MARTIN VALOIS + CHARLYNE VALOTAIRE + ALIX VANDER ELST + PIERRE-MARCEL VEILLEUX + GENEVIÈVE VENNE

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