“A grandly executed tribute to Leonard Cohen…riveting.” — Ottawa Citizen
Location: The Broad Stage - Main Stage
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Dance Me honors Leonard Cohen in this exclusive creation. This riveting dance performance about the famed poet-singer-songwriter evokes the grand cycles of existence in five seasons, as described in Cohen's deeply reflective work.
Learn more about the choreographers and dancers of Les Ballet Jazz de Montréal here.
About Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
An internationally renowned contemporary dance company, BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal is a repertory company that presents a hybrid form of dance that combines the aesthetics of classical ballet and embraces many other different styles of dance. Founded in 1972 by Geneviève Salbaing, Eva von Gencsy and Eddy Toussaint, the company has pursued its own unique path over the decades. Very contemporary in its current approach, BJM performances are sexy, explosive, original and accessible, and its superb dancers are widely acclaimed. The term “jazz” in the name refers more to a “jazzing up” of classical ballet rather than a musical or dance style. Since 1998, BJM has been under the masterly command of Artistic Director Louis Robitaille. BJM is one of Canada’s most popular dance companies. It has presented more than 2,000 performances in 65 countries to more than 2 million spectators, and is a veritable ambassador of Quebec and Canadian culture worldwide. Beginning its 43rd season, BJM has achieved a level of maturity and organizational stability while remaining open to the ever-evolving form that is contemporary dance. The success of BJM is due to the particular alchemy that allows each new work to become the fruit of a memorable encounter between the choreography, the dancers and the audience.
The interview delves into Hille’s thoughts on what moves him as a dancer, what distinguishes Les Ballets from other dance companies and his favorite choreographers he’s worked with. Read more about Hille here.
Spotlight Talk with Marissa Osato starting at 7:00 PM. Learn more here.