Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Since its founding in 1972, BJM has been praised for its energetic spirit of exploration and for its sexy and accessible performances. In tune with the times, the company works with some of the world’s most exciting choreographers, showing a stunning fusion of contemporary style with jazz and hip-hop in a polished technique. The company’s classically trained artists boast a broad skill set showcasing the immense physicality and theatricality that has become their hallmark.
Under the direction of Artistic Director Louis Robitaille, BJM is committed to expressing each dancer’s individual personality, giving the company a distinctive style that speaks to both seasoned dance lovers and those who are new to the art form.
This exquisite show will include excerpts from: the sublime pas de deux Closer (2006), by choreographer Benjamin Millepied, Harry, by Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall, Night Box by Wen Wei Wang, and Zero in on by choreographer Cayetano Soto.
“Louis Robitaille, who took over as artistic director in 1998, has infused the company with fresh blood: sexy choreography, indefatigable dancers and purposeful programming!”
– Los Angeles Times