Founded in Montreal in 1982, Danse-Cité is a creation, production and distribution company dedicated to the advancement of contemporary dance. At the forefront of Montreal’s cutting-edge dance scene, the company has earned a richly deserved reputation by presenting unique works and shows that take risks, and by placing artists (mostly emergent) front and centre. Under the artistic direction of Daniel Soulières, Danse-Cité has a unique structure in that it does not deal with a resident choreographer, a team of dan­cers or any permanent venue.

Danse-Cité is in its 35th season! It started with the production LA LOBA by the artist Aurélie Pedron (in September 2016, at 3700 Berri Street), followed by AQUA KHORIA by the dancer Peter Trosztmer and the composer Zack Settel (in october 2016 at SAT). Will follow in february 2017 at La Chapelle Theater, the new creation of Katia Gagné : ELLE-MOI. D’UN BOUT DU MONDE À L’AUTRE. Finally, the 2016-2017 season will conclude at Cinquième Salle – Place des arts  with the creation of the well known choreographer Ginette Laurin & Jens Van Daele, TIERRA. (april 2017)

Also available for touring :
ELLE-MOI. D’un bout du monde à l’autre, a creation by Katia Gagné
EMMAC Terre marine, a creation by Emmanuelle Calvé
PAR LE CHAS DE L’AIGUILLE, a creation by Audrey Bergeron
PLUTON, a creation by La 2e Porte à Gauche

Danse-Cité is thus the incarnation and the live and vibrant expression of the character and cultural identity of Montreal.

Clara Khudaverdian, Danse-Cité : Traces contemporaines, 2009

Danse-Cité offers an essential  platform, which distinguish it from other companies.

Frédérique Doyon, Le Devoir, 2012

Daniel Soulières is one who has done the most in the last 20 years to help contemporary dance in Montreal get the recognition it deserves, from the professionals as well as the amateur.

Aline Apostolska, Journal de Montréal, 2001

Danse-Cité receives the support from Canada Council for the Arts, from Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and from Conseil des Arts de Montréal.