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Essence

Ballets Jazz Montréal

Past, present and future collide to mark the half-century of Ballets Jazz Montréal. Choreographers Ausia Jones, Crystal Pite and Aszure Barton are the creators of this sparkling program, entitled ESSENCE.

Ballets Jazz Montréal has a long and rich history of excellence, innovation and above all, passion. Crossing eras and boundaries, these tireless globetrotters project themselves into the future, convinced that dance can speak to audiences of all backgrounds. 


To mark the company’s 50th anniversary, its new artistic director, Alexandra Damiani, has put together an all-female triple bill that expresses the quintessence of her vision. Two iconic works, Aszure Barton’s Les Chambres des Jacques and Crystal Pite’s Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, share the program with a new piece, We Can’t Forget About What’s His Name, by Ausia Jones, a young Ballets Jazz Montréal performer whose movement language is rooted in groove and counterpoint. Hats off!

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 WE CAN’T FORGET ABOUT WHAT’S HIS NAME

Choreography Ausia Jones Music Jasper Gahunia, Stephen Krecklo & William Lamoureux aka Earth Boring Lighting Design  Claude Plante Costume Design  Anne-Marie Veevaete

World Premiere  August 2022, Saint-Sauveur, Canada.


TEN DUETS ON A THEME OF RESCUE

Choreography  Crystal Pite Stager  Cindy Salgado Music  Solaris by Cliff Martinez Lighting Design  Jim French Costume Design  Linda Chow

World Premiere  January 2008, New York, USA.


LES CHAMBRES DES JACQUES

Choreography  Aszure Barton Assistant to the choreographer  Andrew Murdock Music Gilles Vigneault, Antonio Vivaldi, Les Yeux Noirs, The Cracow Klezmer Band & Alberto Iglesias Lighting  Daniel Ranger Costume Design Rémi Van Bochove

World Premiere  October 2006, Albany, United States.


TECHNICAL

Head Stagehand Daniel Ranger Head Sound Maxime Lambert Head Lighting Claude Plante Assistant Roderic Dyon


TEXT Anne Viau for Danse Danse

history

Sherbrooke

Centre culturel de l'Université

3 octobre 2023

20:00

Montreal

Théâtre Maisonneuve

30 septembre 2023

20:00

Montreal

Théâtre Maisonneuve

29 septembre 2023

20:00

Montreal

Théâtre Maisonneuve

28 septembre 2023

20:00

Montreal

Théâtre Maisonneuve

27 septembre 2023

20:00

Saint-Irénée

Domaine Forget

29 juin 2023

20:00

Saint-Sauveur

Festival des arts

6 août 2022

20:00

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