Choreographer and dancer
Extract from the work Encounter.
Length : 25 minutes.
Share the evening with Adrian W.S. Batt, Véronique Giasson and Charles Brecard.
Cinquième Salle de la Place des Arts
In a society where everything is in constant flux, I question the notion of personal balance, which, paradoxically, remains perpetually unstable and uncertain. Encounter highlights the sinuous path that leads an individual to an encounter with a “self” that is balanced, at peace and in harmony with its environment. This piece explores the ever-changing, redundant, endless aspects of this difficult quest, where nothing can be taken for granted and everything remains to be learned, unlearned, relearned, discovered and rediscovered.
Holder of a bachelor’s degree in dance, Emmanuelle Martin has performed on four continents with Sinha Danse, Bouge De Là, Van Grimde Corps Secrets and Trip The Light Fantastic. As a choreographer, she specializes in blending contemporary and urban styles, and is particularly interested in the expressiveness and energy of movement. She likes to experiment with rhythm, improvisation and isolations.
I am fascinated by the universal language of movement and, more precisely, by the emotion it conveys, without the need for any intellectual understanding. It’s something raw, true and pure! Blending my backgrounds in contemporary, urban and Latin dance styles, I play with rhythm and repetition, which leads to the deconstruction of movement and gives it a visceral quality. My work is guided by improvisation and body isolations.
Photo credits performance: David Wong
Photo credits portrait: Matthew Heli Brunel
Composer: Marybelle Frappier, Léo Jourdain
Lighting design: Benoit Larivière
Rehearsal direction/Outside eye: Audrey Gaussiran, Liliana Argumedo, Sara Harton
Costume consultant: Emily Rose