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Artists (from left to right): Benjamin Mitchell, Yosmell Calderon, Mark Sampson, Céline Cassone, Jeremy Coachman, Andrew Mikhaiel, Pier-Loup Lacour, Alexander Hille © Marc Montplaisir

BJM (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal)

Dance Me

2018-02-23 20:00 2018-02-24 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: BJM (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal)

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/15916

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
L.C. 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...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
February 23 - 24, 2018
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Artists (from left to right): Benjamin Mitchell, Yosmell Calderon, Mark Sampson, Céline Cassone, Jeremy Coachman, Andrew Mikhaiel, Pier-Loup Lacour, Alexander Hille © Marc Montplaisir
Dance Ballet with Orchestra Contemporary

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

L.C.

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.

Performance is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission.

video: Teaser Dance Me
Teaser Dance Me
Artists (from left to right): Benjamin Mitchell, Yosmell Calderon, Mark Sampson, Céline Cassone, Jeremy Coachman, Andrew Mikhaiel, Pier-Loup Lacour, Alexander Hille © Marc Montplaisir
Artists: Céline Cassone et Alexander Hille © Marc Montplaisir
Artists: Saskya Pauzé-Bégin et Pier-Loup Lacour © Marc Montplaisir
  • Featuring BJM (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal)
  • Choreography Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
  • Choreography Andonis Foniadakis
  • Choreography Ihsan Rustem
  • Ideation Louis Robitaille
  • Dramaturgy and Stage Direction Eric Jean
  • Music Direction Martin Léon
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