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Emmanuelle Martin / Adrian W.S. Batt / Véronique Giasson / Charles Brécard

Cinquième Salle September 12, 2021

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This program will see four artists, Emmanuelle Martin, Adrian Batt, Véronique Giasson and Charles Brécard, who will take the stage to present their creations one after the other.

In a society where everything is in constant flux, Emmanuelle Martin questions 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.

Longueur d’onde is a solo performed by Mateo Picone. It is inspired by the processes of receiving and perceiving sensory information. How do we receive information from our senses, and how do we interpret it? The reaction of the body to its environment is at the core of this choreographic quest. Adrian Batt tries to identify the source, that is, the first stimulus that triggers the gesture. His goal is to share this idea with the audience, as they too are on the receiving end of the movement and physicality of the dancer, as well as the sensory information he presents to them. He seeks to create a personal dialogue—a bridge or mirror linking the stage to the audience—to facilitate their reception and sharpen their perception.

Véronique Giasson’s choreographic creation is entitled Reset, meaning journey, complex path, displacement from one place to another. Through incessant sequences, the duet performed by Véronique Giasson and Nicolas Zemmour pushes the physical limits of the body while imposing strict precision and accuracy of movement. The work questions the relationship with the Other and asks, “How does one relate to being on stage with a partner, when the past year has been marked by isolation and distancing?” Set to the music of LACRYMOBOY, this piece attempts to answer these questions by highlighting the body: one’s own, that of the Other and the relationship that develops between the two through their peregrinations.

A soliloquy is a monologue addressed to oneself, the expression of one’s thoughts out loud. In SOLILOQUY, Charles Brécard meanders through his own ruminations, challenging himself to face his emotions, doubts and worries. While on his introspective journey, he shares the stage with a skeleton symbolizing the last vestiges of humanity. A waltz between the man and the carcass ensues, evoking a stream of confessions, accusations and discourse. The pessimistic, almost fatalistic tone of the piece is juxtaposed with humour, joy and sincerity; the artist aspires to stimulate the imagination and question its propensity for denial. May inertia give way to action and taking a stand.


Vaccine passport and sanitary measures
Vaccine passport and sanitary measures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to protect the health and safety of our audience, employees and artists, health measures and rules have been put in place. These will be strictly applied by PdA and we ask you to inform in advance all the members of your group who will accompany you to the show of them.

  • As of September 1st, 2021, spectators aged 13 or over will need a vaccine passport to attend shows and activities at Place des Arts. The vaccine passport, along with a photo ID (photo optional for people aged 13 to 15, and 75 or over), must be shown upon entering the venue and activity zones. To download your vaccine passport, please visit the following page. For more details about the VAXICODE app that enables you to download your vaccine passport, please click here.
  • Any spectator who feels one of the symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been in contact with a person diagnosed as being a carrier of this virus (please consult the Quebec public health website) is asked to not come to a venue at Place des Arts to attend a show. In such cases, we ask you to contact the box office and a full refund will be given to you.
  • Any ticket holder must arrive 45 minutes before the show's start time, enter the venue and comply with the instructions given by the staff.
  • All spectators and all members of a group to which they belong will have to answer health questions that may be addressed to them by the PdA staff in order to access the venues and the Place des Arts complex. PdA staff may deny access to venues and the PdA complex to any spectator who does not wish to comply. PDA reserves the right to request certain personal information, including the name and phone number of any spectator in order to allow public health to trace people who may have potentially been exposed to a person declared to be a carrier of COVID-19 after a show should such a situation arise. This personal information will solely be collected for this purpose will be kept in a secure location and will be destroyed within sixty (60) days of obtaining it.
  • Every spectator over the age of 10 must wear a mask upon arrival at the Place des Arts complex, while circulating within it, until you leave the complex. Spectators may remove their mask while seated in your assigned seat up to the beginning of a show.
  • Face covers are strongly recommended for children 2 to 9 years old.
  • Physical distancing of minimum 1 seat laterally between seated spectators is required in every venue unless they come from the same household.
  • At all times, spectators must follow PDA staff instructions regarding entry and exit.

In the event of non-compliance with these conditions, sanitary measures and instructions from our staff, our staff may ask you to leave the PdA complex immediately and no refund will be given to you.

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