Ballets Jazz Montréal
Dance Me – Music by Leonard Cohen
Fri. May 17, 2024 at 8pm
Dance Me - Music by Leonard Cohen is an exclusive creation inspired by the rich and profound work of Montréal-based poet, artist and songwriter, Leonard Cohen.
Approved by Cohen during his lifetime, this riveting homage to the famed artist evokes the grand cycles of existence, as described in Cohen’s deeply reflective music and poems.
Three internationally renowned choreographers were entrusted with putting movement to Cohen’s legendary songs: Andonis Foniadakis, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Ihsan Rustem. Their powerful and profound choreographic world reflective of Cohen’s singular work is brought to life by Ballets Jazz Montréal’s 14 artists and the strong, bold dramaturgy of Eric Jean.
Dance, music, lighting, scenography and videography all come together in this unforgettable show that pays tribute to Montréal’s greatest ambassador.
Ballets Jazz Montréal is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company founded in 1972. With Alexandra Damiani as artistic director since 2021 and its troupe of high calibre dancers from around the world, the company continues to pursue its original mission while collaborating with celebrated contemporary dance choreographers that push boundaries and explore new ways of moving and expressing emotion.
To date, Ballets Jazz Montréal has presented over 2,600 performances in 68 countries, reaching a total audience of nearly 3 million spectators.
Songs in the show include:
“Here It Is”; “Lover, Lover, Lover”; “Dance Me to the End of Love”; “Boogie Street; Steer Your Way”; “Everybody Knows”; “Tower of Song”; “So Long, Marianne”; “A Thousand Kisses Deep” (poem); “Suzanne”; “Famous Blue Raincoat”; “Nevermind”; “First We Take Manhattan”; “It Seemed the Better Way”; “Hallelujah”; “String Reprise” / “Treaty.”
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