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Eric Trottier

Eric Trottier comes from Québec in Canada. He danced for the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, the Nationaltheater Mannheim, the Tiroler Landestheater, the Theater der Bundesstadt Bonn, the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Ostrava, the Theater im Ballsaal Bonn and the Brotfabrik Bonn, among others. Since 2011, he has been the artistic director of "La Trottier Dance" in Mannheim. Trottier initiated and conceived a venue for independent dance in Mannheim, which has since been realized as EinTanzHaus. Since 2020, La Trottier Dance has received, in addition to institutional funding from the City of Mannheim, a 5-year Excellence Grant from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg.

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Dance installation in the old power plant in Neckarstadt West

Little stories evoke big feelings; images, moments, splinters or fragments of a life, of a relationship, are often enough. For the new dance production, the ensemble of La Trottier Dance has dealt with the question of how we can create emotions in the shortest possible time and directly with aesthetic, performative and dance means. After the contactless Corona period, they want to touch the audience emotionally by asking current and fundamental individual and socially relevant questions. In their solos, nine dancers create an aesthetic kaleidoscope of deeply touching themes and take the audience on a journey through their own emotional world. The dance installation works site-specifically with the architectural charm of the large hall of the Altes Stromwerk, a listed industrial building and the new home of La Trottier Dance.

DANCE: Georgia Begbie, Lisa Bless, Luches Huddleston jr., Elisabeth Kaul,                   Martina Martin, Lorenzo Ponteprimo, Pascal Sani, Pascal Sangl, Katharina             Wiedenhofer
COSTUME: Melanie Riester
MUSIC: Steffen Dix, Peter Hinz
LIGHT: Eric Trottier, Benjamin Jantzen

PHOTOS: Lys Y. Seng

VENUE: Altes Stromwerk Neckarstadt West, Fardelystraße 1, 68169 Mannheim


La Trottier Dance receives institutional funding from the City of Mannheim and funding as part of the “Tanzförderung BW” from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts.

Cooperation partners: Theater Felina-Areal, Hildebrand & Hees, night market at Stromwerk Gbr


In an exciting interplay of dance, light and sound design, dancers* from the La_Trottier Dance Collective, together with other members of the independent scene,transform the EinTanzHaus  From inside and outside, the course offers exciting new perspectives on the listed church building.

BY AND WITH: Georgia Begbie, Kirill Berezovski Michelle Cheung, Amelia Eisen,          Jonas Frey, Elisabeth Kaul, Miriam Markl, Delphina Parenti, Tamara Pitzer,                Lorenzo Ponteprimo, Nora Vladiguerov, Tobias Weikamp
DIRECTOR: Éric Trottier
CHOREOGRAFIC ASSISTANCE: Evandro Pedroni, Julie Pécard
MUSIC: Peter Hinz, Steffen Dix
COSTUMES: Melanie Riester
LIGHTS: Stefan Grießhaber

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