Pluton is the product of interwoven relationships. A series of portraits emerge from these stories of disparate bodies. Confrontations, interferences and heritages combine to spawn rich collaborations. Know for its works that question and subvert the codes of representation and the relationship between viewer and space, La 2e Porte à Gauche deploys the bodies of veteran dancers pulled into the orbit of young visionary choreographers.

What separates them is time, what links them is vertiginous motion. Together, they form a creative chain. An encounter with the memory of things to come.

Nicolas Cantin – Michèle Febvre
Jean-Sébastien Lourdais – Linda Rabin
Catherine Gaudet – Louise Bédard
Virginie Brunelle – Ginette Laurin & Daniel Soulières

Frédérick Gravel - Paul-André Fortier
Catherine Gaudet – Louise Bédard
Mélanie Demers – Linda Rabin & Marc Boivin
Katie Ward – Peter James 

2e Porte à Gauche? This off-the-wall group of young choreographers has presented in situ works at Parc Lafontaine, in the display windows of Simons on St. Catherine Street, and in private apartments [...] fuelled by inspiration, improvisation and a real desire to go out and meet the public.

Catherine Lalonde, Le Devoir, 2011

Credits : 

Artistic direction : Katya Montaignac

Pluton – act 1
Choreographers : Virginie Brunelle. Nicolas Cantin, Catherine Gaudet, Jean-Sébastien Lourdais
Performers : Louise Bédard, Michèle Febvre, Ginette Laurin, Linda Rabin, Daniel Soulières

Pluton – act 2
Choreographers : Frédérick Gravel, Catherine Gaudet, Mélanie Demers, Katie Ward
Performers : Paul-André Fortier, Louise Bédard, Linda Rabin, Marc Boivin, Peter James 

Music : Tomas Furey
Lights : Frédérick Gravel, Caroline Nadeau
Technical direction : Caroline Nadeau
Outside eye : Marie Béland
Production manager : Vanessa Bousquet
Rehearsal director (Opus Mélanie Demers) : Chi Long
Image, video and archives : Claudia Chan Tak

Pluton – act 1 : A Danse-Cité and Agora de la danse production in collaboration with La 2e Porte à Gauche. With the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montreal.
Premiere on september 16, 2015 at Agora de la danse (Montreal).

Pluton – act 2 : A coproduction Festival TransAmériques – Danse-Cité, in collaboration with La 2e Porte à Gauche. Creative Partners : Fortier Danse Création, MAYDAY, Agora de la danse.
Premiere on may 28, 2016 at Agora de la danse (Montreal). FTA 2016