Queen Elizabeth Theatre | Vancouver, British Columbia
Got an itch for some amazing Ballet? Well, Dance Me: The Music of Leonard Cohen, is an exclusive creation inspired by the rich and profound work of Montreal-based poet, artist, and songwriter, Leonard Cohen, and it comes to Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Tuesday, August 30th 2022. Produced by Ballet Jazz Montréal this is a once in a lifetime show that you just can’t see anywhere else! The show has been approved by Cohen himself, and under the artistic direction of Louis Robitaille and dramaturgy of Eric Jean, this riveting homage to the famed artist evokes the grand cycles of existence in five seasons, as described in Cohen’s deeply reflective music and poems.
Grammy, Brit, and Juno award-winning singer-songwriter, poet, musician and novelist, Leonard Cohen has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, depression, sexuality, loss, death, and romantic relationships. Sadly, Leonard Cohen died in November 2016 aged 82.
Cohen’s legendary songs have had superb ballet movements put to them by three internationally renowned choreographers, Andonis Foniadakis, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Ihsan Rustem, and they have set their powerful and profound choreographic world to reflect Cohen’s work. Surrounded by a team of celebrated designers, Dance Me combines powerful scenic, visual, musical, dramaturgical, and choreographic elements that pay tribute to one of Montreal’s greatest ambassadors. Dance, music, lighting, scenography, and videography all come together in this unforgettable show, for which Ballet Jazz Montréal has been granted exclusive dance rights for five years.
Emerging from a collaboration between Geneviève Salbaing, Eva Von Genscy and Eddy Toussaint in 1972, Ballets Jazz Montreal is a contemporary dance repertory company, which, under the artistic direction of Alexandra Damiani, creates, produces, and presents on local, national, and international stages. As an ambassador of Quebec dance to the world, Ballets Jazz Montreal offers an artistic product that is explosive, original, accessible, and noted for the excellence of its performance.