Guillaume Côté – Crypto

  • Montreal
  • Côté Danse

    Crypto

    Guillaume Côté
Length – 65 min without intermission Venue – Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
11 May 2022 - 20 h 00
12 May 2022 - 20 h 00
13 May 2022 - 20 h 00
14 May 2022 - 20 h 00
Banque Nationale

In Crypto, Guillaume Côté, Principal Dancer and Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada, joins forces with an impressive group of artistic colleagues. His new work expresses a bold artistic vision. A modern fable performed by four exceptional dancers.

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 Mirari, Crypto is the result of a collaborative approach that reveals the original and surprising signature of a creator to be discovered!

Place des Arts' sanitary measures

Tickets start at $48.00

Post-performance talk with the artists

    Wednesday May 11, 2022
    Friday May 13, 2022

  • Guillaume Côté

    Photo © Karolina Kuras.

    Guillaume Côté

    Guillaume Côté is a native of Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec. 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, Mr. 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 had several lead roles created...

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  • Côté Danse

    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...

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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.
Composer Mikael Karlsson.
Sets and video design Mirari / Thomas Payette and Mylène Chabrol.
Lighting design Simon Rossiter after 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.
Projections and video Technician Fabien Locas
Producer Etienne Lavigne, Anymotion Productions

Cast Guillaume Côté, Greta Hodgkinson, Natasha Poon Woo, Casia Vengoechea.

Voice actors in French Émilie Bibeau, Daniel Picard, Nicholas Savard-L’Herbier.
Voice actors in English Ben Davis, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Lauren Worsham.


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

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