with Patrick Saint-Denis _ audio art and robotics

Choreography and interpretation _ Sarah Bronsard

Audio art and robotics _ Patrick Saint-Denis

Lighting design _ Hugo Dalphond

Artistic mediation _ Sophie Michaud

Artistic advisers _ Olivier Arseneault, Myriam Allard, Ginelle Chagnon


40 minutes _ 60 minutes version in creation process; to be presented in March 2021


The piece Èbe is the result of a collaboration between Sarah Bronsard (choreographer) and Patrick Saint-Denis (audio art and robotics). The piece revolves around a choir of five robot accordions and a choreography anchored in flamenco. Full-fledged characters, robot accordions evoke a human presence and question a certain evolution in the representation of the body. Arranged so as to evoke a kind of extra-human lungs, their presence multiplies the parallels between bodies of flesh and metal. Èbe was also born from the desire to stage phenomena that go beyond us and guide us, beyond our individual questioning. "Èbe", which means ebb tide, is interested in the phenomenon of tides whose fluctuation evokes an immense breath. The performer synchronizes his movements with the instruments to examine the communicative dimension of the breath. A metaphorical question emerges from Èbe: what is revealed when the tide recedes?


Participation in the official selection of Parcours Danse, on November 28th 2019  in the Green Room of the Wilder Espace Danse.


Tour in seven Maisons de la Culture from November 14 to 23, 2019, organized by Accès Culture and the Conseil des Arts de Montréal:

November 14 _ Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal

November 15 _ Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée

November 17 _ Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay

November 19 _ Maison de la culture Rosemont-La Petite Patrie (salle Jean-Eudes)

November 21 _ Centre culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (salle Iro-Valiskakis-Tembek)

November 22 _ Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord

November 23 _ Maison de la culture Ahuntsic


Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) as part of the Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques festival organized by the SMCQ, February 26, 2019.


Premiere at Wilder Espace Danse (TangenteFebruary 8-11, 2018.


The project received the precious support of the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec through a research-creation grant, a production grant and a r grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, the support of La Danse sur les Routes du Québec for the participation in Parcours Danse 2019, the Mécènes Investis grant for the Arts through the Montreal Arts Council, and donor support for the Kisskiss Bankbank crowdfunding campaign, the amount of which was increased by the Caisse de la Culture. The project also benefited from creative residencies at Théâtre du Bic (Rimouski), Corps Chorus (Laurentides) and at Studio 303 (Montreal), at the Dance Department of UQAM (Montreal) and at the Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâces.


"(...) Èbe, entre humains et machines, est très belle. Étonnante par l’espace que les créateurs laissent respirer — c’est rare chez de jeunes artistes — ; par leur propre effacement, très efficace ; par une belle contemporanéisation du flamenco ; par les surprises que la trame du début déploie, si cohérentes dans l’univers qu’elles semblent une évidence une fois apparues."

"Technologies contemplatives"  - Faire fragment, par Catherine Lalonde, Le Devoir, 9 février 2018

Press Kit _ Èbe
Adobe Acrobat Document 7.6 MB

Tangente (2018)