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Rendez-vous à l’hôtel © Photo: Claudia Chan Tak
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Rendez-vous à l’hôtel © Photo: Claudia Chan Tak
Dance Cross-disciplinary
“In a bedroom setting where spectators are close enough to reach out and touch the performers, it could be possible to achieve a level of intimacy that’s virtually unattainable in a traditional theatre.” Victor Swoboda, The Gazette

One of the most unique and exclusive experiences of the 2016 Canada Dance Festival is rendez-vous à l'hôtel, a site-specific work created and performed by the Montreal artistic collective La 2e Porte à Gauche.

In this audacious and intensely intimate project, four dancer-choreographers paired with four theatre makers – Fred Gravel / Catherine Vidal, Catherine Gaudet  / Jérémie Niel, Virginie Brunelle / Olivier Kemeid and Marie Béland / Olivier Choinière  – have created completely unique, site-specific duets for performance within a hotel room. Each work, a union of text and movement created collaboratively by the artists, explores the classically simple (and always-complicated) subject: the relationship between two people and what happens behind closed doors.

Audience members travel from room to room viewing the 20-minute works in guest rooms / stages at Alt Hotel, Ottawa’s newest boutique luxury hotel, making their way through intriguing artistic encounters – unique choreographic worlds created for these one-weekend-only performances.

NOTE: After parties will be hosted each night of performance at the Alt Hotel bar & restaurant.

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Rendez-vous à l’hôtel © Photo: Claudia Chan Tak
Rendez-vous à l’hôtel © Photo: Claudia Chan Tak
Rendez-vous à l’hôtel © Photo: Claudia Chan Tak


  • Artistic Director Katya Montaignac
  • Choreographer Marie Béland
  • Theatre Director Olivier Choinière
  • Choreographer Virginie Brunelle
  • Theatre Director Olivier Kemeid
  • Choreographer Catherine Gaudet
  • Theatre Director Jérémie Niel
  • Choreographer Frédérick Gravel
  • Theatre Director Catherine Vidal