Echoing crest

Echoing crest is a joint work by Les Chemins errants and Emmanuelle Calvé, coproduced with Théâtre Motus.

The idea was to collect the vocal tradition in the memories of old souls and musicians in the St-Pierre and Miquelon islands. The sensual and out-of-the-way Magdalen islands were then the setting for a creative residency involving dozens of cultural mediation events with babies covered from head to toe in sparkling turquoise! Plus three thrilled, passionate and spellbinding artists eager to come up with a fourth Les Chemins errants production. Joining with Les Chemins errants to produce this bold multi-disciplinary piece are choreographer Emmanuelle Calvé and Théâtre Motus company!

« Echoing crest brings the visual arts to the stage. Visual poetry along the lines of performance art pays tribute to JOY, that intangible feeling that sends shivers deep into one’s heart and loosens up one’s body. Joy with its little summer dress, its brashness, its bare feet and the charm of sea-tanned skin! The idea was to skillfully and quickly design an art gallery set against a marine background. A mix of dance, cheerful movements, nuggets of poetry and a reinterpreted repertory of a cappella sea shanties bring to mind the sea with its movements, its ebb and flow, its storms and periods of serenity. The designers aim to convey how incandescent, powerful and delicate the personal vistas of the women/octopuses/mothers/artists are.. »
Les chemins errants

Photos : Isaac Gayosso Chavez


  • Cocreated & directed by : Édith Beauséjour, Emmanuelle Calvé & Karine Gaulin
  • Performer : Édith Beauséjour & Karine Gaulin
  • Playwright collaborator : Hélène Ducharme
  • Scenography & costumes : Josée Bergeron-Proulx
  • Music : Édith Beauséjour
  • Lighting & technical director : Patrice Daigneault
  • Assistant scenography/costumes : Ève-Lyne Dallaire

Recommended for children 3 and up
This show is available

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