ODE (Catherine Gaudet)

ODE, by the talented choreographer Catherine Gaudet, is the third creation within  the Centre de Création O Vertigo’s long-term residency program. : Productions CCOV. With long-term residency at the CCOV, she created her first major work with 10 performers.

« We are very excited to embark on this collaboration with Catherine. Her exquisite eye for detail, poignant understanding of human relationships and finely honed choreographic craft have earned her accolades in Montréal and beyond. This ambitious project arrives at the perfect time in Catherine’s career, and the CCOV team embraces the opportunity to accompany her over the coming years. »

Paul Caskey, Director CCOV

Contact : Marie-Andrée Gougeon

ODE – Teaser

Photos : Julie Artacho
Photos : Mathieu Doyon


Inspired by pagan processions, ten performers chant on stage, tirelessly repeating a choral chant that resembles an insistent prayer.  The gestures – like the words – are inoffensive and naïve, but gradually become more complex through repetition and accumulation, producing an almost psychedelic, hallucinogenic effect.

With ODE, Catherine Gaudet transports us into a surreal, exalted universe, imbued with an extreme desire for harmony, coupled with palpable ambiguity. For this new creation, the choreographer offers an unclassifiable work, striking in its singularity, somewhere between sacrificial rite and pop-rock show.

ODE, is the third creation within  the Centre de Création O Vertigo’s long-term residency program.


  • Choreographer Catherine Gaudet
  • Executive Producer Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV
  • Dancers Rodrigo Alvarenga-Bonilla + Stacey Désilier + Dany Desjardins + Francis Ducharme + Aurélie Ann Figaro + Caroline Gravel + Chi Long + Scott McCabe + James Phillips + Geneviève Robitaille
  • Trainee Performer during creation Ariane Levasseur
  • Original Music Composer Antoine Berthiaume
  • Rehearsal Director and Dramaturgical Advisor Sophie Michaud
  • Costume Design Marilène Bastien
  • Lighting Design Alexandre Pilon-Guay
  • Production Director Geneviève Lessard
  • Technical Director François Marceau
  • Voice coach Frannie Holder
  • Sound spatialization Larsen Lupin
  • Sound management Guy Fortin
  • Voice Myriam Leblanc

Interprètes à la création



June o1 to 04 – FTA (Montréal) Tickets


Executive productor : Centre de Création O Vertigo
Co-produced by Compagnie Catherine Gaudet + Festival TransAmériques
Developed with the support of National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund (Ottawa)




Thanks to La mission de la Cuisine collective Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Catherine Gaudet is the third artist selected for the “CCOV Productions” program, following Crazy Smooth (In my body) and Dana Gingras (Frontera). The Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV offers a unique combination of experimentation and innovation for the creation and production of dance works. Through its long-term artist-in-residence program, the CCOV collaborates with outstanding choreographers to produce large-scale, ambitious works that contribute to the healthy evolution of contemporary artistic practices. A unique place for artistic reflection, an incubator of talent and a catalyst of ideas, the CCOV’s production model nurtures the creative genius of a new generation of artists.

Recipient of the Grand Prix de la danse de Montréal in 2022, Catherine Gaudet is one of the most popular choreographers of recent years. The choreographer’s repertoire includes eight full-length works and several short works presented both in Québec and abroad. Currently General and Artistic Director of Compagnie Catherine Gaudet as well as member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, associate creator with DLD – Daniel Léveillé Danse and associate artist with Agora de la danse, she is preparing her next creation with the Centre de Création O Vertigo, of which she is one of the ideators.

Photo de couverture : Mathieu Doyon