Danse à 10

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Danse à 10

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What if contemporary dance invaded the world of a strip club?

With Danse à 10 (french for $10 lap dance), eight choreographers –Marie Béland, Nicolas Cantin, Mélanie Demers, Stéphane Gladyszewski, Frédérick Gravel, Benoît Lachambre, Jérémie Niel and Manon Oligny – are invited to create inside this socially and politically incorrect place. Opposing preconceived ideas, in a time where nudity is excessively displayed, these artists will create a series of dance pieces that will flirt with both guilty pleasure and art. They will offer the audience a variety of choreographic angles in which notions of beauty, of body as object, of seduction and eroticism are literally stripped down. Can contemporary dance, beyond wanting to transgress the limits of show production and presentation, enter a “gentleman’s club” and manage to retain its power of subversion and complexity? Can the displaying of the flesh in a strip club be transcended and succeed as art? Audience members will even be allowed to let loose their inner sinner with a singular experience: an intimate performance in a private booth at the cost of $10…

Adults only (18+)
Arrive early the bar opens at 6 PM!

Kingdom Gentleman's Club
Danse à 10 is presented at

Kingdom – Gentleman’s Club

1417, St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal

Choreography
Marie Béland, Nicolas Cantin, Mélanie Demers, Stéphane Gladyszewski, Frédérick Gravel, Benoît Lachambre, Jérémie Niel and Manon Oligny

Performers
Miriah Brennan, Francis Ducharme, Angie Cheng, Clara Furey, Ellen Furey, Peter James, Benoit Lachambre, Alexis Lefebvre, Simon Xavier-Lefebvre, Emmanuel Proulx, Frédéric Tavernini, Anne Thériault, Blanche Misswhite et Miss Betty Wilde
Depending on show dates perfomers line-up may change

Concept
Marie Béland, Rachel Billet, Catherine Gaudet, Frédérick Gravel, Katya Montaignac

Artistic direction
Katya Montaignac

Lighting design
Frédérick Gravel

Production manager
Marie Béland

Production assistant
Ariane Boulet

La 2e porte à gauche

September 18-19 and 25-26 + 27 and October 2-3-4 10 & 11 at 7 PM - Doors open at 6 PM

2011

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2e Porte à Gauche benefited from a residency at UQÀM’s Dance Departement

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