by Guillaume Côté and Thomas Payette
| Opens September 29, 2021 |
Touch is an unparalleled immersive experience created for the extraordinary Gallery 2 of the Lighthouse Arts Space by Guillaume Côté, with the artists of Côté Danse, in collaboration with Hub Studio.
Fusing powerful projections with superb live dance, Touch is a highly interactive performance, forging a dialogue between audience, performers and multimedia within this 360-projection space. Touch explores the relationship between two people and their various states of interaction. We discover the lost meaning of touch by experiencing the visceral intimacy of physical contact through their longing, loving, confusion, frustration, pent-up rage, and the catharsis of expressing innermost feelings.
With the help of technology, Touch expands the emotions of our characters into this amazing space and creates an immersive world that not only parallels their inner states, but also enhances the experience through stunning imagery and interaction.
The Creative Team:
Guillaume Côté is a Canadian ballet dancer and choreographer. He has danced most of the major classical roles with The National Ballet of Canada and has been the leading male figure of the company.
As a guest artist, Mr. Côté has danced with a number of the world’s most important companies including The Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Theatre, American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Teatro alla Scala and others.
In 2011, Mr. Côté was awarded “La médaille de l’Assemblée Nationale du Québec” for his work in the arts.
In June 2021, Guillaume Côté was made a knight of the National Order of Quebec, the most prestigious honor accorded by the Quebec government.
Thomas Payette is a graduate of the production program at the National Theatre School of Canada, Thomas Payette has been collaborating with numerous creators as a multimedia designer and creative director for many years. He has taken an active role in the creation of works by renowned companies and artists such as Ex Machina, the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, the National Ballet of Canada, Robert Lepage, Sylvain Émard, Guillaume Côté, Virginie Brunelle, Martin Messier and Caroline Laurin-Beaucage.
Touch has been designed as a reaction to this unprecedented time we are living in, both in the subject matter and in the performance experience. We are all craving human contact and closeness, and the pent-up frustration of this year-long pandemic with its hopeful release is portrayed by the artists and their relationship to each other.
Conceptualized and designed as an immersive performance, this new creation will be presented by Lighthouse Immersive in Toronto at Lighthouse Arts Space, starting September 29, 2021.
If you are open to experiencing new feelings and reviving long forgotten emotions, and are prepared to “Touch” your soul deeply with a riveting visual presentation, this is the event you have been waiting for. Should you be interested in experiencing new feelings, and deeply “Touch” your soul, you are welcome to join us!
Tickets available at https://lighthouseimmersive.com/touch/