Danse Carpe Diem / Emmanuel Jouthe & Chiara Frigo
April 24-25-26 / 8 p.m.
Meet the choreographer : April 25
The contrasts that emerged when the Italian choreographer Chiara Frigo met the Quebec choreographer Emmanuel Jouthe led to the creation of When We Were Old. Their energies mingle together in this two-hander as they confront, nourish and contaminate each other. Two distinct individuals engage in a dialogue, and are united by dance. They discuss bygone days, the new replacing the old, the need to destroy in order to rebuild. Linked by Laurent Maslé’s sound environment, two separate physical styles, two individuals from unrelated cultures give birth to a new poetry, a hybrid language of unsuspected richness.
“A rugged, hard-hitting piece, but one that gives rise to an almost unlikely beauty, raw and pure.”
Aline Apostolska, La Presse, 2011 (review of Cinq humeurs)
"She’s intelligent, she’s got personality, good timing, precision, technique, an eye for detail and bringing all aspects of a performance together to make a whole”
Katja Werner, Dance Europe, 2008 (review of Takeya)
Choreographers and dancers
Chiara Frigo (Italy), Emmanuel Jouthe (Quebec)
Artistic consultant and Rehearsal director
Lighting and Technical director
Co-presented by Agora de la danse and Tangente