An important key player in the artistic region of Quebec since 1996, La Rotonde presents contemporary dance in Quebec while supporting the creative regional artists.
The Dance Centre La Rotonde is a Quebec City presenter (the only one outside of Montreal) specializing in contemporary dance. Its artistic mission involves building audiences of all ages, giving them an awareness of dance, and promoting the discipline in the region.
The Centre's season includes two performance series and a series aimed toward high school students. La série régulière with performances in the Salle Multi de Méduse, hosts four events shared between artists from Quebec City, Montréal, Canada and abroad. The second series,La série Mouvements d'intimité consists of two shows and is committed to the presentation of up-and-coming artists from the Quebec City region. The Serie has been taking place in the Studio d'Essai de Méduse and since 2006, is now presented in our NEW STUDIO.
In 2006, La Rotonde integrated a new studio dedicated mostly to the creation, advanced training and physical conditions of artists. The new studio, which is also used for small public performances such as the Série CorresponDanse and the Série Mouvements d’intimité, is open to the national and international community.
In order to develop strong links to a young audience, La Rotonde sets up activities, like discussions with shows, for the younger students, educational workshops in schools – an activity much appreciated by both teachers and students.
The Salle Multi – a black-box theatre - seats a maximum of 150 people; the performance area measurements are approximately 32 ft by 46 ft.
The Studio d'Essai de Méduse can also be configured in different ways. It seats approximately 90 people. The performance area measurements are approximately 26 ft by 40 ft.
The Studio de Création measurements are 40 ft by 50 ft. It is equipped with a matte-black linoleum floor design for dancing. The Studio is equipped with a small stage lighting system and black velvet curtains. It seats a maximum of 60 people.