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Brian Webb Dance Company presents Sylvain Emard Danse
March 6, 2015 - March 7, 2015
Sylvain Émard Danse returns to Edmonton with Ce n’est pas la fin du monde (It’s not the end of the world) as the fourth presentation of Brian Webb Dance Company’s 36th season at the Timms Centre for the Performing Arts, March 6 & 7 at 8pm.
Renowned for his striking works featuring male dancers, Sylvain Émard plunges seven dancers into the hurly-burly of a contemporary world undergoing massive change. Driven by doubt and a lust for life, they are searching for their place, sketching the contours of multiple identities. Carried away by their instincts and the power of the group, their only language is subtle, energetic movement; the music of their bodies electrified by a shared feeling of urgency.
In this poignant ritual of resistance and adaptation to the passing of time, dance seems to be the best means of coming to terms with the world and of being transformed. Better to blend in. The vibrant piece conveys all the complexity and beauty of men coming to grips with the world they inhabit.
The dancing is uninhibited. The zeitgeist of this work is complete, richly detailed and animated by every dancer’s performance. The dancers come together in a fraternity of true humanity.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 students and seniors.