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 36th season! It started with the production LA VIE ATTEND a creation by David Albert-Toth & Emily Gualtieri – Parts+Labour_Danse (in September 2017, Théâtre La Chapelle), followed by EROS JOURNAL by David Pressault (October 2017 – Théâtre Prospero). Will follow in March 2018 at Agora de la danse the new creation of  Jérémie Niel : ELLE RESPIRE ENCORE. Finally, the 2017-2018 season will conclude at  Théâtre La Chapelle  with the creation of  La 2e Porte à Gauche, PLUTON – ACTE 3 (April 2018).

Also available for touring :
EMMAC Terre marine, a creation by Emmanuelle Calvé
LA VIE ATTEND, a creation byDavid Albert-Toth & Emily Gualtieri – Parts+Labour_Danse
NORMAL DESIRES, a creation by Emile Pineault

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.