- Crow’s Theatre presents Côté Danse
- Choreography by Guillaume Côté
- Jun 14 - Jun 18, 2023
- Guloien Theatre
“The piece is very powerful and shows an evolution of Guillaume Côté’s style as a choreographer.”
X (DIX) connects to the myth of Odysseus about journeying far but always desiring to return home. The piece explores the notion of the “inner compass” and the idea that “home” may be a state of mind. A symbol of completeness, finality and perfection, the number ten (dix) is associated with the beginning of the life cycle and the inevitable transformations that this entails. X (DIX) was conceived during the pandemic – a transformative time when travellers were summoned home, and when the very concept of what we call home gained new importance.
Five performers share a minimalist stage setting amplified by the surging and sculptural sounds of American experimental band Son Lux.
Informed by his classical ballet vocabulary, Guillaume Côté’s choreography contours space with resonant geometries and fervent human connections. Contemporary lines and forms, with a sleek edge and refined athleticism, give his work a bracing quality.
Warning: This production utilizes haze and strobe lighting.Downoad the house programme here:
Presented with support from The Slaight Family Creative Residency
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Côté Danse is committed to taking dance beyond the traditional studio and venue settings. In addition to the collaborative, open, and inclusive approach to creating new work, Côté Danse develops unique outreach initiatives to make dance accessible to all with group classes, workshops, pre-show chats, post-show discussions, information sessions, and intimate performance experiences.
From June 20-25, following the presentation of X (DIX), Crow’s Theatre in association with Côté Danse will present FLIGHT, a developmental residency to democratize dance, reveal the creative process, and rebuild the dance community.
With investigation and exploration in mind, choreographers Guillaume Côté, Sid Ryan Eilers, and Hanna Kiel; will have opportunity to work and collaborate with Côté Danse artists Martha Hart, Willem Sadler, Kelly Shaw, Evan Webb, Natasha Poon Woo as well as dancers Miyeko Ferguson, Jessica Germano, and Kevin Lau.
Throughout the week, pre-professional and professional members of the dance community are invited to attend morning dance classes with the artists in residence, as well as attend a free public presentation of the work they have been creating all week, on Sunday, June 25 at 3pm in the Guloien Theatre.The classes will be from 9am-10:15am in the Guloien Theatre at Streetcar Crowsnest.June 20 - Greta Hodgkinson - BalletJune 21 - Greta Hodgkinson - BalletJune 22 - Natasha Poon Woo - Centre ContemporaryJune 23 -Anisa Tejpar - Barre ContemporaryJune 24 - Anisa Tejpar - Barre Contemporary
Classes are free but advance registration is required.
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- Natasha Poon Woo - Performer
- Martha Hart - Performer
- Willem Sadler - Performer
- Kelly Shaw - Performer
- Evan Webb - Performer
- Guillaume Côté - Choreographer
- Son Lux - Music
- Yso South - Costume Designer
- Simon Rossiter - Lighting Designer
- Jean-Hugues Rochette - Technical Director / Stage Manager
- Etienne Lavigne - Producer
- Anisa Tejpar - Creative Assistant + Rehearsal Director