Artistic Director and Choreographer
At the outset of his career, Emmanuel Jouthe had the opportunity to work with notable choreographers and to collaborate with leading figures in the theatrical milieu.
Shortly thereafter, he co-founded Danse Carpe Diem and went on to make his mark as a choreographer/dancer. For the first four years, six members, all choreographers and dancers, shared in the company’s artistic direction, after which Emmanuel Jouthe became the sole artistic director in 1999.
His distinctive choreographic vocabulary emerges from a mix of vivid energy and dramatic intensity, quickly capturing the attention of national and international producers. He has embarked on numerous collaborations and over the last ten years, producing some fifteen pieces that have become mainstays of his repertoire.
Relentlessly inspired and in constant search of new challenges, Jouthe is eager to collaborate on projects with other choreographers and artists. He is continually interested in finding ways of exploring different kinds of performance spaces (in situ) and in seeking out new relationships of proximity between spectator and dancer. The latter approach is especially evident in ÉCOUTE POUR VOIR (2008), SUITES PERMÉABLES (2015), and CHAIRS MINIATURES (developed at the Corps Rebelles exhibit at the Musée de la civilisation de Québec in November 2015).
Today, Emmanuel Jouthe is a renowned choreographer on Quebec’s choreographic scene.
Click here for an interview with the artistic director and choreographer of Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuel Jouthe (2013)!