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  • Emmanuel Jouthe, Chiara Frigo

    Photo: Vanessa Forget
  • Emmanuel Jouthe, Chiara Frigo

    Photo: Andréa Zonta
  • Chiara Frigo, Emmanuel Jouthe

    Photo: Vanessa Forget
  • Chiara Frigo, Emmanuel Jouthe

    Photo: Vanessa Forget

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  • Total duration: 55 min
  • First, a meeting between two choreographers, Chiara Frigo (Italy) and Emmanuel Jouthe (Québec). The source of this encounter originates from Triptych, a choreographic research project developed between Italy and Canada (Montréal, Vancouver) which is testimony to the collaboration between these two artists and the convergence of their respective creative universes. Second, a journey; an itinerant visit through the historical centre of Vancouver. A rain forest is slowly displaced by the city, and an old, abandoned gas station which is converted into a park.

    From its very inception WHEN WE WERE OLD has something international, not only for the way in which its was produced but also for the imagery that it substantiates and upholds: two persons cross landscapes constrained to a cyclical process of construction and deconstruction. And how does the primitive and organic material dialogue with the urban setting? When does the new take the place of the old? The landscape is altered by metallic and wooden materials and the bodies of Chiara Frigo and Emmanuel Jouthe, engaged in a dance which is both flowing and sharp. A muffled backdrop of music and lights with echoes of a cultural and natural past, either collapsed or simply buried under old white linoleum is ready to surface once more.

    • Year of premiere: 2013
    • By: Emmanuel Jouthe, Chiara Frigo
    • With: Emmanuel Jouthe, Chiara Frigo

    Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuel Jouthe a reçu un soutien financier du Conseil des Arts du Canada et a été accueillie en résidence de création au CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Operaestate Festival à Bassano del Grappa, au Dance Why Dance Project à Roma et à l’espace Interzona à Verone.

    Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuel Jouthe est soutenu par le Conseil des arts et des Lettres du Québec et le Conseil des Arts de Montréal.

    Last update: 28 novembre 2012