• Emile Pineault

    Photo: Romain Huck
  • Emile Pineault

    Photo: Romain Huck
  • Emile Pineault

    Photo: David Wong


  • Total duration: 60 min
    • Year of premiere: 2018
    • Target audience: Grand public
    • Choreographer(s): Emile Pineault
    • Performer(s): Emile Pineault
    • Collaborator(s): Conception son : Joël Lavoie; Conception lumières et scénographie : Julien Brun; Regards extérieurs : Peter James, Mimi Jeong; Production : Danse-Cité

    In Normal Desires, Emile Pineault invites us to open ourselves to acrobatic sensation. A lone figure on stage constantly overflows itself, its edges blurred in kinetic ecstasy. Impact, flux, repetition, constraint, squeezing, pushing, heat, vibration - Pineault’s work moves us through a series of states and affective spaces, invariably bringing the audience back to the present moment. Thus, the fluidity of the body, the stage device and the interaction between these elements become a sensorial driving force in this perpetual struggle against verticality.

    Together with “noise” musician Joël Lavoie and light designer Julien Brun (both performing live), Pineault works towards the mediation of an acrobat’s ‘inner-motion’, proposing acrobatics as a shared experience - fleshy, rigorous, and intensely hypnotizing.

    Last update: 17 octobre 2019