We bring choreographic works to the world stage.

As a creation and production company, DLD invests in dance and performing arts creators who are deeply committed to artistic research. Guided by its artistic director, the organization offers personalized and strategic support to help creators make their voices heard both at home and abroad. In addition, DLD develops structuring projects that contribute to the fabric of its community.

The company supports the work of Frédérick Gravel, its artistic director, in addition to promoting projects by Catherine Gaudet, Alix Dufresne, Ellen Furey, Stéphane Gladyszewski, Étienne Lepage, and Daniel Léveillé.

Our mandates

01

To support the development, production, promotion, and distribution of works by DLD’s artistic director, Frédérick Gravel.

02

To develop promotional and marketing strategies for the projects we take on.

03

To raise the profile of our associate creators at the regional, national, and international levels.

04

To offer activities that build bridges between artists, the professional community, and the public.

Historic

1991 Choreographer Daniel Léveillé founds the company Daniel Léveillé nouvelle danse inc. (later Daniel Léveillé Danse) in order to support the creation and presentation of his works.
1994 The company begins a rich collaborative relationship with Agora de la danse and its artistic and executive director, Francine Bernier. Agora will present all of Daniel Léveillé’s works over an 18-year period.
2002 Amour, acide et noix (2001) receives rave reviews. Daniel Léveillé is later awarded the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Choreography, as well as the People’s Choice Award by the Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance.

The company hires renowned talent agent George Skalkogiannis to embark on its international journey.
2006 The company sets up a sponsorship program to offer its development and presentation expertise to other artists. The program is an instant success and soon becomes one of the company’s core activities.
2007 Daniel Léveillé begins an important relationship with the Festival TransAmériques (FTA), who co-produces and presents Crépuscule des oceans (2007) and all his following works: Solitudes solo (2012), Solitudes duo (2015), Quatuor tristesse (2018).
2010 Amour, acide et noix (2001) receives rave reviews. Daniel Léveillé is later awarded the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Choreography, as well as the People’s Choice Award by the Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance.

The company hires renowned talent agent George Skalkogiannis to embark on its international journey.

Through DLD’s sponsorship program, Frédérick Gravel takes his piece Gravel Works (2008) to Austin, Texas. He becomes an associate creator of the company.
2015 The 2014-2015 season proves to be exceptionally prolific for Frédérick Gravel, whose creations Gravel Works (2008), All Hell is Breaking Loose, Honey (2010), Usually Beauty Fails (2012) and Thus Spoke… (2013) are presented at 45 occasions on national and international stages.
2018 After 27 years at the company’s helm, Daniel Léveillé steps down as artistic director and hands over the reins to Frédérick Gravel. The company is now referred to by the acronym DLD to underscore this important change. Official announcement
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Awards and mentions

PRIX DE LA
DANSE DE MONTRÉAL Catégorie Gestionnaire culturel(le) (CULTURAL MANAGER) CATEGORY 2009

Awarded to Marie-Andrée Gougeon for her 22 years of dedication to DLD, in recognition of her rigorous approach, her fearlessness, and her vision.

PRIX DE LA
DANSE DE MONTRÉAL FOR HIS EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO DANCE 2017

Awarded to Daniel Léveillé for his signature style, his artistic integrity, and his remarkable work fostering the careers of other creators.

CALQ PRIZE BEST CHOREOGRAPHIC WORK 2013

Awarded to Daniel Léveillé for Solitudes solo.

DORA MAVOR MOORE
PRIZE OUTSTANDING NEW CHOREOGRAPHY 2004

Awarded to Daniel Léveillé for Amour, acide et noix.

People’s Choice Award Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance 2001

Awarded to Daniel Léveillé for Amour, acide et noix.

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