EMMAC Terre marine

A northern atmosphere. A magical and sensitive show.

EMMAC Terre marine combines dance, puppetry and theatre. Conceived by multidisciplinary artist Emmanuelle Calvé, the show is inspired by the Innuit tale The Skeleton Woman, taken from the book by Clarissa Pinkola Estés titled Women Who Run with the Wolves. The tale’s metaphorical content thus raises important and sensitive questions concerning the natural cycle of life and death. With its magical and visually poetic character, EMMAC Terre marine is steeped in the choreographer’s own cultural references, and it presents the unusual relationships between the movement of the puppet-bodies and those of dance-theatre.

EMMAC Terre marine is a successful work that transcends the genre’s borders. Emotional and philosophical part arises as a poetic mirror of human existential quest, and will resonate among both teens and adults.

Iris Gagnon-Paradis, La Presse, March 2014

A few moments of beauty in a world that really needs it, a few minutes of poetry to forget the sterile brouhaha: EMMAC Terre marine is a show that is good for the soul.
“A treasure exists only if someone is looking for it.”
[Richard Desjardins stated in the show.] Look no further, it’s there.

Michelle Chanonat, RevueJeu.org, March 2014

It took just a few moments to realize that the multidisciplinary artist Emmanuelle Calvé, who first worked in visual arts before heading to the dance and have created all his puppets, was very successful in integrating specificities of these multiple languages​​.

Lucie Renaud, Clavier bien tempéré, March 2014

Artistic direction, choreographer, tale’s adaptation and puppets’ design: Emmanuelle Calvé | Performers : Emmanuelle Calvé, Jody Hegel and Jean-François Légaré | Texts and narration : Richard Desjardins | Music : Jorane | Set designer : Richard Lacroix | Puppets’ production : Jean Cummings | Dramaturgy advisor : Martine Beaulne | Lighting : Karine Gauthier | Photos : Frédérick Duchesne, Nicolas Ruel and Emmanuelle Calvé

Available in french, english and spanish. 
For adult and adolescent audiences (10 and older). 

Technical Acquirements:

  • People on tour: 3 performers and 2 technicians
  • Minimum stage dimension: 26’ x 20’
  • Approximate time of  assembly: 8 hours

March 5 to 8 and 12 to 15, 2014 : Théâtre Rouge du Conservatoire in Montréal (Québec)
January 18 to 20, 2015 at L’Arrière Scène in Beloeil (Québec)
October 2015 : Tour in Mexico
November 2015 : Tour in Québec (Les Gros Becs / La Rotonde)
March 2016 : ROSEQ (Quebec)
Novembre 22 to 26, 2017 : Maison Théâtre – Montréal

Choreographer: Emmanuelle Calvé
Company: Danse-Cité

For adult and adolescent audiences (10 and older)

Premiere on March 5th, 2014 at Théâtre Rouge du Conservatoire (Montreal)