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 Guillaume Côté teams up with three exceptional dancers. 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 roles in ball...Read more about Guillaume Côté
Explore, collaborate and amaze by making dance that is a different visual and emotional experience: this dream of dancer and choreographer Guillaume Côté has become the mission of his company founded in 2021. With the aim of attracting a broader dance audience, this independent company is focused on the creation of innovative multidisciplinary works of universal scope that blend both performing and digital arts.
Open and m...Read more about Côté Danse
Côté Danse presents Crypto
Created by Guillaume Côté from an original story by Royce Vavrek.
Choreography and direction Guillaume Côté.
Story and text Royce Vavrek.
Music Mikael Karlsson.
Sets and video design HUB Studio / Thomas Payette and Mylène Chabrol.
Lighting design Etienne Boucher and Jean François Piché.
Costume design Chris Read.
Animation Motion Designer Joshua Ingleby.
Illustrator Lily Le.
Creative Assistant and Rehearsal Director Anisa Tejpar.
Technical Director, Stage Manager Jean-Hugues Rochette.
Cast Guillaume Côté, Greta Hodgkinson, Natasha Poon Woo, 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.
Crypto was made possible with additional support from the Joan and Jerry Lozinski Foundation