Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuel Jouthe

Artistic Director: Emmanuel Jouthe
Member since: 2004

Graduate of the University of Quebec in Montreal, Emmanuel Jouthe cofounded Danse Carpe Diem where he stands out as a choreographer/dancer. After four years of artistic co-direction with six other dancers and choreographers, he became the sole artistic director of Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuel Jouthe in 1999. His signature style of movement, involving rapid-fire energy and dramatic intensity, was quickly noticed by national and international producers, leading to multiple collaborations. Over the past ten years, he has added more than fifteen pieces to his repertoire. Always in a fever of new challenges, he collaborates with other artists and choreographers. These collaborations getting him to explore new stage territories (in situ) and to seek new relations of proximity between the audience and the dance piece. Today, Emmanuel Jouthe is regarded as one of the leading figures on Montreal’s choreographic landscape. SUITES PERMÉABLES, his latest creation, premiered in Montreal in April 2015.


Premiere in spring 2017

Mach 26, 2017 | Accès Danse Festival | Châteauguay [Québec]
May 31, 2016 | in the context of OFFTA | Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique | Montréal [Québec]
Spring 2015 | Conseil des arts de Montréal on tour

When We Were Old
October 9, 2015 | Ruta Hall, National Kaunas drama Theater | Kaunas [Lithuania]
September 25-26, 2015 | Ottawa Dance Directive, Centre de danse contemporaine | Ottawa [Canada]


March 2017 | choreographic residency with the students of Collège Champigny's dance concentration and at École de danse de Québec

Other Activities

Cultural Médiation

September | creation of choreographic traces with two organizations in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce's borough and it's unveiling at NDG Cultural Centre during the Journées de la culture (date to be confirmed)

November | 5 project with choreographers invited to revisit fragments of their directories to propose a new show around the universe of Léo Ferré.

ÉCOUTE POUR VOIR à la rencontre des aînés is an artistic community project that invests the Centre de jour Évasion until June 2017, bringing dance to older people with Alzheimer's disease.