Rendez-Vous dance is a choreographer-led company whose projects tell the past and present stories of LGBTQIA+ communities. A former dancer with National Dance Company of Wales, Artistic Director Mathieu Geffré had a 15-year career as a performer with some of the most celebrated choreographers in the world (including Itzik Galili, Christopher Bruce, Didy Veldman, Angelin Preljocaj, Johann Inger). His work is intricately physical, classically infused and dramatically communicative.
The tone of Rendez-Vous dance’s male duet What Songs May Do … is unashamedly romantic. Performing to the evocative songs of Nina Simone, the dancers expose the fractured relationship of a once loving couple as they delve into their past together through music. What Songs May Do … is touring in autumn 2022.
The Monocle is Rendez-Vous’ unconventional and exuberant dance theatre production inspired by the notorious Parisian lesbian nightclub of the 1930s. Six women find love and dance the night away, accompanied by the full-bodied live singing of chanteuse Becky Musgrove. The set, costumes and music 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. The Monocle is touring in autumn 2023.
Photo by Luke Waddington