Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan

Chaillot National Dance Theatre

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Chaillot National Dance Theatre
1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre - 75016 Paris
Capacity 390 seats


4 hours

With intermission


Contemporary dance

For all audiences

No dialogue



Highlights: Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan

It's a theatre that few visitors to Paris know about, yet it is located near the most visited spot in Paris. Its entrance is on the left of the Trocadero esplanade, overlooking the Iron Lady, the aptly named Eiffel Tower.
After entering through the heavy wrought-iron glass door, you'll climb a monumental staircase that will take you to the colonnaded Grand Foyer.
And then, prepare yourself as you’ll be treated to the most beautiful view in Paris.
Gaze through the huge glass walls of the Grand Foyer and take in the Trocadero gardens, the water fountains, and Paris's greatest attraction of all: the Eiffel Tower.
Whether it's the dusty rays of a Parisian sunset or the twinkling lights of the great Iron Lady, the Grand Foyer will lead you into the theatre hall in all majesty and grandeur.


The Chaillot National Dance Theatre is one of the best located theatres in Paris, and offers an incredible programme of dance mixing several contrasting genres and highlighting the most interesting dance niches. Bringing in some of the greatest French, European, and international choreographers, Chaillot National Dance Theatre's mission is to share the intricate world of dance to anyone who walks through its golden gates.

On Thursday, December 7th, the show Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan will be offered on its own.



An unforgettable experience included!

The icing on the cake... Your ticket includes entrance to the Chaillot Experience! This experience will give you the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of artistic expositions linked to the artists and their creative universes.

Exhibitions, screenings, workshops, performances, meetings, and concerts are all on the programme for the evening.
Don't hesitate, give free rein to your curiosity and enjoy the Chaillot Experience, a unique, limited-time offer!



On Friday, December 8th, starting at 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday, December 9th, 2023, starting at 3:00 p.m., come and enjoy the Chaillot Experience on the theme of dialogue between France and North America (Canada and the United States).
It's a great way to discover the mutual inspirations and joint projects between the two sides of the Atlantic.

The show, Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan, will be performed in the Salle Gémier. Be sure to stick around, as the Chaillot Experience continues after the show.

Story: Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan

Daniel Linehan invites nine dancers to reflect on the role dance plays in their lives and the reasons that drive them to pursue this form of expression. With diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultural perspectives, the performers articulate their individual trajectories and shared histories through words and movements. Moving fluidly between the past, present, and future, this collective and forward-looking team gives rise to an exhilarating, multilayered choreographic composition that gracefully celebrates the universal joy of dance.


Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan is a show about the pleasures of dance and the deeply rooted connections this art form has created in different countries around the world.


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Chaillot National Dance Theatre

1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre - 75016 Paris

History and Fun Facts about Chaillot National Dance Theatre

Picture the scene: you’re on the Trocadero esplanade, facing the Eiffel Tower. Two splendid buildings frame your stunning surroundings – the Palais de Chaillot. In the Palais’ left wing is the current Théâtre national de la Danse, which offers two delightful halls including the Salle Jean Vilar, which can hold 1,200 people and is currently being renovated. It will re-open in September 2026. The other, called the Salle Firmin Gémier, seats 390 spectators. The two halls are accessed by an impressive and majestic staircase leading to the colonnaded foyer.


At the staircase’s cusp, a splendid surprise. The Grand Foyer boasts enormous glass walls that offer a panoramic view of Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower, as surrounded by the Trocadéro gardens and sublime fountains, not to mention the École Militaire. It’s a truly breathtaking view, the depth of which is rivalled only by that of the building’s long and storied history.


The Palais de Chaillot was built on the Chaillot hill for the Universal Exhibition. Originally devoted to the art of dance, it later became a multidisciplinary venue dedicated to hosting theatre, dance, and musical performances. Over the years, a host of renowned artists have performed at the Chaillot. Prestigious dance companies such as the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, the Ballet National de Marseille, and the Ballet Preljocaj have all presented their breathtaking creations there. Great names in French theatre such as Jean Vilar, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Ariane Mnouchkine have also left their mark on the history of this prestigious venue.


In present day, the Chaillot National Dance Theatre is entirely devoted to the production and performance of dance pieces, and regularly hosts internationally recognised companies. Its diverse programme showcases contemporary and classical works alike, whilst encouraging artistic expression, innovation, and creativity in the same breath. Whether you’re a dance lover or you’re looking to see your very first show, we urge you to visit this theatre for a performance and a view like no other. The highlight of this unique venue is indubitably the gentle glow of the unparalleled Eiffel Tower, which illuminates the Grand Foyer with its warm light. Even Emily in Paris hasn’t had the privilege of enjoying this quintessentially Parisian experience!


Fast facts
Capacity: Salle Jean Vilar: 1200 seats / Salle Firmin Gémier: 390 seats.
Handicap Accessible: Yes. For wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility, an accessible entrance can be found via the Jardins du Trocadéro: Avenue Albert 1er de Monaco. Those with reduced mobility, are able to descend a few steps, and already have their ticket are invited to enter via the Trocadéro entrance, then take an escalator to reach the halls. If you require the accessibility services, please let us know at so that we can inform the theatre staff, who will give you a warm welcome.
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (free service)


How do I get to the Chaillot National Dance Theatre in the 16th arrondissement of Paris?

The Chaillot National Dance Theatre is accessible by:
Metro lines: The theatre is accessible by the Metro lines 6 and 9, which runs until the following Metro station: Trocadéro.
Bus lines: The theatre is accessible by the bus 22, 30, 32 et 63, which runs until the station: Trocadéro.

In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to the Chaillot National Dance Theatre?

If you wish to attend the Chaillot Experience, which is included with your ticket, we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before the start of the Chaillot Experience and present your ticket at reception.

How long do the Chaillot Experience and Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan last?

Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan alone lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes.

The Chaillot Experience and the dance performance Kiss the One We Are last around 4 hours.

Can I take photos during the Chaillot Experience and the performance of Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan?

It is absolutely possible to take photos and videos of the various events included in the Chaillot Experience.
You may also take photos of the Grand Foyer of the Chaillot National Dance Theatre.
However, so as not to disturb the work of the artists and for the comfort of spectators, it is forbidden to take photos during the dance performance, Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan.

Are Kiss the One We Are and the Chaillot Experience for an international audience or French speakers?

For both! The Chaillot National Dance Theatre welcomes audiences from all over the world. Dance is a universal language, therefore, Kiss the One We Are is accessible to anyone from any corner of the globe! Furthermore, the Chaillot Experience offers a multitude of activities like exhibitions, screenings, performances, meetings, and concerts that you will be able to interact with without worrying about a language barrier!

Does the Chaillot National Dance Theatre have a specific dress code?

There is no specific dress code, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.

Is there a coat check available at the Chaillot National Dance Theatre?

At the Chaillot National Dance Theatre, a free cloakroom is available. Travel bags and suitcases are not allowed.

Is tipping customary at the Chaillot National Dance Theatre in Paris?

Ushers do not accept tips at the Chaillot National Dance Theatre.

If I'm late, will I still be allowed into the show?

In the event of a delay, spectators will be allowed entrance to the theatre, but seating in the purchased category is not guaranteed.

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session, in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.