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The Monocle

Date: Saturday 19/02/2022
Doors: 19:00, performance starts: 19:30 (all timings are subject to change)
Location: The Auditorium, The Fire Station
Tickets: £16.50
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Please note that ticket holders will be required to comply with the latest government Covid-19 guidance at the time of the event and will be informed prior to the event of any additional safety procedures that are in place.

Be our guest at The Monocle! In there the air is thick, warm and wavy with cigarette smoke, women laugh loudly, drink the night away and dance in each other’s arms.

The Monocle, a brand-new piece by Rendez-Vous Dance, is inspired by the secretly notorious 1930’s Parisian lesbian club Le Monocle and will be performed by six outstanding dancers. Conceived as a fun night out, The Monocle will re-shape the traditional theatre into a club where audiences can participate in a highly virtuosic evening mixing dance and live music.

A Made in the North East commission, Mathieu Geffré received the award by a consortium of nine North East venues who are working together on a three year strategic dance audience development project led by Dance City and made possible with funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The commission aims for the partners to develop a better understanding and commitment to programming dance performances in the region.

Rendez-Vous Dance is led by award-winning choreographer Mathieu Geffré who established the company following a fifteen-year career as a performer, collaborating with some of the most celebrated artists in the world including Itzik Galili, Christopher Bruce, Didy Veldman, Angelin Preljocaj and Johann Inger. Rendez-Vous Dance creates projects to tell past and present stories of LGBTQ+ communities.

This event is part of The Fire Station opening season – Firestarters. Firestarters is commissioned by Sunderland Music Arts and Culture Trust and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.