Photo by Sasha Onyshchenko.
A male dancer lifts a female dancer to his side as she points her leg to the sky.
Photo by Sasha Onyshchenko.
A doctor stands over a body on a stretcher, hand extended to compel it to rise from the surface.
Photo by Sasha Onyshchenko.
Two dancers reach toward each other across a stage with writing projected over them.
Guillaume Côté. Photo by Bronwen Sharp.
a man in front of a red backdrop


By Côté Danse

Co-presented by Canadian Stage and TO Live

The power and allure of one of the world’s most celebrated dancer/choreographers.

Guillaume Côté, Principal Dancer and Choreographic Associate at The National Ballet of Canada, is one of the most electrifying and in-demand dancers of his generation. Côté is also an incisive multidisciplinary artist, celebrated for his choreographic talent displayed in the riveting and complex creations, Frame by Frame and Le Petit Prince.

Featuring the music of Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and infused with theatre and technology, Côté’s latest cutting-edge contemporary dance creation is a ground-breaking work that explores forced displacement and the human need to control and transform beauty.

Updated: June 1, 2022

The Canadian Stage theatre experience has been designed with the safety and comfort of patrons, artists, and staff as the top priority. Canadian Stage will continue to monitor and respond to governmental policy changes and advice from health authorities to ensure we are always up-to-date and offering the safest experience possible.

Things to know.
  • Vaccination and Masks: Policies around face masks and vaccination are evolving. At the time of publication, face masks will be mandatory for all indoor performances, as will proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to the performance. Proof of vaccination and face masks will not be required for outdoor performances.
  • Reduced Contact: As much as possible, interactions between staff and patrons will be contactless. This includes ticket scanning, box office transactions, and health screenings.
  • Sanitation: Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venue. All high-touch surfaces will be sanitized both prior to and following each performance.
  • Protecting Your Purchase: We understand that things change. If a performance is cancelled or you are no longer comfortable attending the theatre, you will have your choice of one of the following:
    • A full refund
    • An account credit to use for a future Canadian Stage production
    • A tax receipt in the amount of the ticket donation

Please do not attend if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending, or if you have had close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19.

All residents and visitors of Toronto must follow the City of Toronto's current Public Health regulations. Click here to view the current Public Health Regulations for the City of Toronto.

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While we have put measures in place to enhance safety and help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission from person to person, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in public places where people gather. By attending Canadian Stage performances, you voluntarily assume all risks related to possible exposure of COVID-19. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in removal from the venue.

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One of the finest male dancers in the world.

– The London Times

Created by

  • Guillaume Côté

Story & Text by

  • Royce Vavrek

Music by

  • Mikael Karlsson


  • Guillaume Côté
  • Greta Hodgkinson
  • Natasha Poon Woo
  • Casia Vengoechea

Set & Video Design by

  • Thomas Payette
  • Myléne Chabrol

Lighting Design by

  • Etienne Boucher
  • Jean-François Piché
  • Simon Rossiter

Costume Design by

  • Christopher Read

Animation Motion Design by

  • Joshua Ingleby


  • Lily Le

Creative Assistant and Rehearsal Director

  • Anisa Tejpar

Technical Director and Stage Manager

  • Jean-Hugues Rochette

Co-presented by Canadian Stage and TO Live.

An Anymotion Production, in association with the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

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Crypto is a co-production of the CanDance Network Creation Fund, Canadian Stage, Danse Danse, the National Arts Centre, the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Crypto received additional support from the Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and The National Ballet of Canada.

Crypto was made possible with the generous support of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.

Crypto was made possible with additional support from the Joan and Jerry Lozinski Foundation.

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