’Tis the season of return and momentum, of togetherness and continuing to redefine Danse-Cité. In an, effervescent, dense and joyful combination of postponed productions and newly programmed performances, seven divers projects come to life and/or take flight.
We are happily and very excitedly hosting Elle Barbara, Emmanuel Jouthe, Aurélie Pedron, Andrew Turner, Brice Noeser, Winnie Ho, Ariane Boulet, and their wonderful teams.
This fall, we are also pleased to launch the second edition of our Espace Recherche at the Mainline Theatre. Untethered by production imperatives, artistic research is vital to both the present and future of the art form—and is at the heart of our company’s mandate. We continue to honour and develop this important field
We are officially launching the audio description project that we have been working on for the past two years. This work carries, teaches, and nourishes us. We can’t wait to finally share it with both the blind and partially sighted community, and the dance community.
The 2021–2022 season also marks Danse-Cité’s 40th anniversary. This bold and beautiful number contains a multitude of encounters and shared experiences around the creative process and artistic creation in cafés, offices, studios, theatres and other venues in the city. It is a through line of vibrant engagements, successes, challenges, and surprises. In our own way, we will pay homage to all the artists, accomplices and audiences that have forged the path of these forty years with their presence and their works.
A heartfelt thank you to Ellen Furey, Maud Mazo-Rothenbühler, Joanie Martin, Carmen Ruiz and Lee Anholt, an all-star team for the upcoming banner year! 💜 Thank you as well to our friends and partners: collaborating with you is precious and uplifting.
Have a great season and I look forward to seeing you,
Artistic & Executive director