Rendez-Vous dance was founded by Mathieu Geffré after a 15 year career as a performer with contemporary dance companies. The work is intricately physical, classically infused and full of drama.

Six women find love and dance the night away in The Monocle, Rendez-Vous’ unconventional and exuberant dance theatre production inspired by the notorious Parisian lesbian nightclub of the 1930s. The subject matter is fertile territory for Geffré’s flair for characterisation and his quest to tell past and present stories of LGBTQIA+ communities, shining a light on the freedom the original members of The Monocle enjoyed and the secrecy they required.  The set, costumes and music (including full-bodied singing of chanteuse Imogen Banks) combine to convey the feel of the age, re-shaping the traditional theatre space into a club where audiences can enjoy a highly virtuosic evening of dance and music.

The Monocle is currently taking bookings for Autumn 2025.

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Upcoming tour dates: 

17 May           Wilton’s Music Hall London
7 June            Dance East Ipswich
13 June          Queen’s Hall Arts Centre Hexham
15 June          Enable US Sheffield University
26 June          The Exeter Northcott Theatre
27 June          Guildhall Arts Centre Grantham