November and December 2016
Montréal and Québec
Emmanuel Jouthe answered the call from PPS Danse and Coup de cœur francophone to choreograph a piece by Ferré as part of the new interdisciplinary project, Corps Amour Anarchie.
“Conceived and directed by Pierre-Paul Savoie, artistic director of PPS Danse, this show, under the musical direction of Philippe B and Philippe Brault, brings together 15 artists on stage: four singers, five musicians, and six dancers. […] Encompassing love and anarchy, memory and the sea, hope and solitude, his work makes our imagination take flight and proclaims loud and clear the innate poetry of the world”, and it is with great pleasure that Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuel Jouthe joins the team of this magnificent project to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Léo Ferré. This unprecedented artistic encounter takes the form of an interaction between the artist’s oeuvre and contemporary dance, and the songs of Léo Ferré speak to us with more relevance and magnificence than ever before.
The show had its grand premiere in Montréal as part of the thirtieth edition of Coup de cœur francophone and will be performed in Québec City in the beginning of December.
Design and stage direction: Pierre-Paul Savoie
Choreographers: Pierre-Paul Savoie, Anne Plamondon, David Rancourt, Emmanuel Jouthe, Hélène Blackburn
Musical direction and arrangements: Philippe B. and Philippe Brault
Singers: Bïa, Alexandre Désilets, Michel Faubert, and Philippe B.
Dancers: Alexandre Carlos, Anne Plamondon, David Rancourt, Jossua Collin-Dufour, Roxane Duchesne-Roy, and Sara Harton
Musicians: Alexis Dumais, David Carbonneau, Ligia Paquin, Philippe Brault, and Sheila Hannigan
Lighting design: Stéphane Ménigot
Video projections: Alejandro Jiménez
This work was performed in collaboration with ICI Musique and was the subject of a residency at Place des Arts.