Street closures around NAC during the Ottawa International Jazz Festival

BJM (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal)

Dance Me

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Marcio Paulino Silveira (left), Kiera Hill, Mark Sampson, Benjamin Mitchell, Céline Cassone, Alexander Hille, Kennedy Kraeling, Pier-Loup Lacour & Ashley Werhun

Jeremy Coachman

Dancers Céline Cassone and Pier-Loup Lacour.

Jeremy Coachman

Louis Robitaille, Artistic Director of BJM.

Jeremy Coachman

NAC Presentation

Music by Leonard Cohen 

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love


A Canadian literary giant, Leonard Cohen’s songs are poetic evocations of the songwriter’s unerring insights into the human experience. Inspired by his inimitable music, and using a selection of his most beloved songs, renowned choreographers Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andonis Foniadakis and Ihsan Rustem create a spectacular new multimedia work commissioned especially by Louis Robitaille, Artistic Director of BJM. Dance Me will evoke in “five seasons” the grand cycles of existence, as described in the music and poems of Leonard Cohen, a brilliant observer of our era, interpreted through the dazzling dancers of BJM.


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19 Feb

20 Feb

21 Feb

22 Feb

23 Feb

  • 8:00 PM

24 Feb

  • 8:00 PM

25 Feb