DANSE CARPE DIEM
Emmanuel Jouthe|Danse Carpe Diem (EJ|DCD) is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 by a group of six choreographers and performers. After four years of artistic co-direction, Emmanuel Jouthe became the sole artistic director of the company in 1999. For more than 20 years, the company has produced and distributed contemporary choreographic works that have reached local, national and international stages.
As well as creating, producing and distributing choreographic works, EJ|DCD contributes to the development of contemporary dance audiences by promoting activities to raise public awareness and cultural mediation. EJ|DCD’s mandate is to promote exploration and testing in an ongoing research process. Thus, the company contributes to the enrichment of the contemporary dance environment.
The company had recently added to its mandate the possibility of supporting the next generation of emerging artists.
In line with the values of inclusion and diversity, the notion of exchange is at the heart of the company. For Emmanuel Jouthe | Danse Carpe Diem, creation is only possible in the context of a relationship. Sharing the experience of movement through the poetry of the body and the imagination is at the foundation of the process; a dialogue at the center of which movement replaces speech to summon the emotion of the spectator and the participants. While pursuing its artistic projects, the company undertakes actions directed towards and for the community through the implementation of promising projects.