Theatre, music, technology, and gestures tinged with classicism intertwine in this contemporary choreographic narrative. Inspired by a story written by the librettist Royce Vavrek, Guillaume Côté imagines a work that invites a reflection on beauty and our obstinate need to control and transform it. Fascinated by avant-garde artistic forms, the choreographer / performer teams up with three exceptional dancers from the National Ballet of Canada and the Royal Ballet Flanders, Belgium. Featuring a rich musical landscape by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and stunning visual effects by Montreal multimedia company Hub Studio, Crypto is the result of a collaborative approach that reveals the original and surprising signature of a creator to be discovered!
Photo © Karolina Kuras.
Guillaume Côté was born in Lac-Saint-Jean in 1981. He studied at Canada’s National Ballet School and joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1999. He quickly rose through the ranks and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2004. Since then, Côté has danced most of the major classical roles with the National Ballet of Canada and has been the leading male figure of the company. He has created a number of lead...Read more about Guillaume Côté
Choreography, direction Guillaume Côté.
Librettist Royce Vavrek.
Music Mikael Karlsson.
Sets, video design HUB Studio / Thomas Payette, Mylène Chabrol.
Lighting design Etienne Boucher, Jean François Piché.
Costume design Chris Read.
Creative Assistant and Rehearsal Director Anisa Tejpar.
Dancers Guillaume Côté, Matt Foley, Greta Hodgkinson, Casia Vengoechea.
An Anymotion Production, in association with the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.
Crypto is a co-production of the CanDance Network Creation Fund, Canadian Stage, Danse Danse, the National Arts Centre, the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Crypto received additional support from the Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and The National Ballet of Canada.
Crypto was made possible with the generous support of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.