Collectif Flow

Emilie Demers
et Romain Gailhaguet

Choreographers and dancers

Extract from the work Fruits du Dragon.

Length: 20 minutes.

OUTDOOR PROGRAM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH 11:35AM
PLACE DES FESTIVALS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH 11:35AM
PLACE DES FESTIVALS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH 11:35AM
PLACE DES FESTIVALS

Fruits du Dragon

Duet

Fruits du Dragon is a work of urban contemporary pop poetry. In a laid-back style, it explores relationships with the “other” through various prisms. Through its vision of the other as a mirror of the self, the piece questions the role of the individual in society and the desire to connect with oneself and others. It allows the audience to rediscover the delights of the senses, the gentleness of touch and the pleasure of moving with a sense of inner freedom. The fluid, skillful, agile movements find harmony with the rhythms of multiple musical worlds. Throughout the piece, the music translates emotion, espouses authentic movement and expresses the natural pleasure of dancing. Let yourself be carried away by the performers and discover its true essence: the desire to let go, to get back to basics, to trust one’s instincts, to rediscover oneself.

Biography

Romain Gailhaguet and Émilie Demers first met in 2016 during a creative residency. Their connection resulted in a shared desire to create the Flow Collective. Influenced by Romain’s self-taught approach to urban dance (breaking) and Émilie’s academic background in contemporary dance (she graduated from EDCM in 2006), together they create works that intertwine the style and energy of hip hop with a contemporary aesthetic through controlled, fluid, authentic dance.

Artistic vision

  As a search for freedom and emancipation from social and psychological conditioning, the artistic approach of our collective is based on the simple pleasures of moving and reconnecting with ourselves, our environment and the music. Being authentic and whole. Keeping it real. We believe every person has the capacity to reinvent themselves, and our collective embodies that vision through colourful, refreshing pieces.

Dancers: Emilie Demers and Romain Gailhaguet

 

Photo credits portrait: Romain Gailhaguet

Photo credits performance: Hugo Mazo