The Monocle, a newly created piece by Rendez-Vous dance is inspired by the secretly notorious 1930s Parisian lesbian club Le Monocle. The Monocle will be performed by six outstanding dancers.
Conceived as a fun night out, The Monocle will re-shape traditional theatre settings into a club where audiences can participate in a highly virtuosic evening mixing dance and live music.
Be our guest at The Monocle! In here the air is thick, warm and wavy with secrets and sensuality. Women laugh loudly, drink the night away and dance in each other’s arms.
A Made In The North East (MITNE) commission, Mathieu Geffré was awarded this prestigious commission by a consortium of nine north east venues who are working together on a three-year strategic dance audience development project led by Dance City and made possible with funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
The project aims for the partners to develop a better understanding and commitment to programming dance performances in the region. The original commission was added to by a National Lottery grant through Arts Council England.
Rendez-Vous dance is led by award-winning choreographer Mathieu Geffré, who established the company following a fifteen-year career as a performer. Mathieu collaborated with some of the most celebrated artists in the world including Itzik Galili, Christopher Bruce, Didy Veldman, Angelin Preljocaj and Johann Inger. Rendez-Vous dance creates projects to tell past and present stories of LGBTQIA+ communities.
Close To The Action: We have a very limited number of tickets available to be ‘close to the action’ – immersing yourself into the action! Please email [email protected] to reserve your close to the action seats.
Age 16+ recommended – (scenes of a sensual nature/adult themes)