La Trottier Dance has established itself further in the local and national dance scene in Baden Württemberg in recent years. The ensemble is a union of dancers, choreographers, musicians and composers who together develop new productions and support each other in their respective productions. Initiator is the director and choreographer Éric Trottier. In 2013 Trottier won the Dance and Theater Prize of the City of Stuttgart and the State of Baden-Württemberg with the piece “Chaos” and in 2015 with the piece “endless refill”, a co-production with Guido Preuß and Karel Vanek. In 2019, the award followed for the production “Supermann”. 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.
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.