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  • News | Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
    November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 October 2010 August 2010 June 2010 April 2010 January 2010 November 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 March 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 News November 26 2014 FLYING HIGH FROM THE U S TO EUROPE The Ballets Jazz de Montréal landed on the Northrop stage Friday night determined to wow the crowd Mission accomplished The spirited performance earned a boisterous standing ovation Minneapolis Star Tribune Evocative Jazz Ballets showcase St Paul Dancer October 26 2014 The U S tour by BJM was a resounding success with the company receiving an enthusiastic reception from audiences this fall in New York at the Fall for Dance Festival and at the Lakewood Arts Center in Pueblo and also in Gainesville and at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston where it presented the world premières of Kosmos and Rouge BJM is eager to get the first segment of its European tour underway with numerous performances in France and also at Winterthur in Switzerland presenting Kosmos by Andonis Foniadakis the greatly acclaimed Harry by Barak Marshall the sensitive and sensual pas de deux Zero In On by Cayetano Soto and the rhythmic Night Box by the Chinese Canadian choreographer Wen Wei Wang The company is delighted to be performing once again for its ardent fans in France and Switzerland and eagerly looking forward to exciting encounters to come in Europe as it ends 2014 in grand style November 24 2014 BJM WILL HOLD AUDITIONS JANUARY 10TH 2015 The auditions are by invitation only and are open only to Canadians People interested to apply need to complete the online form at www bjmdanse ca auditions php before Monday December

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  • News | Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
    October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 October 2010 August 2010 June 2010 April 2010 January 2010 November 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 March 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 News October 6 2014 SOIRÉE CONTACT ON A FRIDAY Do NOT miss the festive KOSMOS edition of the Contact Event on Friday November 14 2014 This daring and sparkling event is sure to become a must for up and coming Montrealers given its unique ultra artistic VIP COCKTAIL CHAMPAIGN and OYSTERS SHOW PARTY One evening that challenges all other events of fund raising Join us at the magnificent theatre space

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  • News | Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
    return to Montreal s Place des Arts in 2015 with an entirely new artistic program The company s management now tackles the important mission of ensuring BJM s continuity and durability by consolidating and growing international markets and by diversifying its sources of funding In her new role Ms Gaulin s hopes her contribution will enable the company to maintain the enviable reputation it has enjoyed both nationally and internationally for more than 40 years She says her efforts must allow the dynamic BJM team to further develop and flourish such as through its contest as it continues to introduce audiences both here and elsewhere to the artistic exuberance of BJM along with their new talent choreographers and dancers I m extremely proud to represent BJM as Executive Director and am thrilled to take on the r esponsibility of being a member of their artistic and administrative team says Ms Gaulin September 23 2014 TWO WORLD PREMIÈRES DURING U S TOUR The company will be taking part in the prestigious Fall for Dance festival at the New York City Center on October 16 and 17 presenting Closer by the renowned choreographer Benjamin Millepied BJM will also be at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis on October 24 and on October 26 the Lakewood Cultural Center will feature an exceptional performance that will include in addition to Closer and Harry the world première of Kosmos the new work by Andonis Foniadakis The company will them move on to the Center of Performing Arts in Pueblo Colorado for a performance on October 28 Following the magnificent works Closer and Kosmos the long awaited new piece Rouge by the renowned Brazilian choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras will make its world première at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston on November 1 and 2 The company will then travel to the Curtis M Phillips Center in Gainesville Florida on November 5 Take a quick jaunt to the U S to see BJM during its American tour Kosmos Photo Leda St Jacques September 16 2014 RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW The new BJM Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal season promises to be captivating as this dynamic Canadian dance company maintains a strong presence abroad with more than 50 performances presented in Europe and the U S Delighted to perform in Montreal Artistic Director Louis Robitaille has concocted a show specifically designed for the superb Salle Bourgie at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts The shows will take place on September 17 and 18 as part of 12th edition of the Quartiers Danses festival At the moment both shows are almost sold out The piece consists of amazing duets such as Closer by Benjamin Millepied the dance director at the Opéra de Paris who has enjoyed international renown since his collaboration on the film Black Swan After the performance of Closer at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on March 4 two BJM dancers Céline Cassone elegant and ebullient while her partner Alexander Hille provided strong solid support received

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  • News | Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
    2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 October 2010 August 2010 June 2010 April 2010 January 2010 November 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 March 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 News August 18 2014 A Rich Fascinating New Season 2014 15 to begin in Montreal The upcoming season promises to be a powerful one with exciting dance works plus various celebrations and encounters with more than fifty performances lined up In addition the BJM repertoire will be enriched by the creation of two new works BJM is delighted to announce that the first two shows of the season will take place in the Salle Bourgie on September 17 and 18 as part of the Festival Quartiers Danse A unique program consisting of the best duos from the company s repertoire these two exceptional evenings will feature brilliant dancers onstage performing to music played by pianist Brigitte Poulain BJM in Festival Quartiers Danse To Salle Bourgie in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal 17 and 18 September 1339 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal Quebec H3G 2T9 quartiersdanses com The company will resume its tour of the U S with performances in Boston Lakewood and Minneapolis until early November and will then present shows during the winter in France and Switzerland After finishing the European tour with a final performance in Italy in February BJM will then move on to Spain Germany and Luxembourg before returning to the U S and ending the tour in Canada August 17 2014 2013 2014 A Vintage Year The 42nd season of BJM Les Ballets Jazz

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  • News | Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
    May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 October 2010 August 2010 June 2010 April 2010 January 2010 November 2009 August 2009 July 2009 May 2009 March 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 News July 23 2014 BJM with Leda St Jacques On July 22 BJM were invited leading photographers to immortalize sequences from the company s repertoire The talented duo of Leda St Jacques shot a photo session with our dancers who were dressed in costumes by distinguished collaborators the prestigious designer Philippe Dubuc and UNTTLD and were makeup by the makeup artist Paco Puertos in collaboration with Rodeo Production July 10 2014 Céline Cassone Solist Dancer on the Cover of Dance Magazine Céline Cassone who has been dancing for the company since 2008 appears on the July cover of the prestigious Dance Magazine Inside is a touching article on her life story and her career the roads she has

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  • News | Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
    for the Eva von Gencsy Scholarship an internship program that supports the development of young Quebec dance school graduates VIP cocktail reception and performance at 7 p m Festivities begin at 10 p m Purchase your tickets online now June 16 2014 Rodrigo Pederneiras back in Montreal In June and July Rodrigo Pederneiras will be in the BJM studios working on the production of a major ensemble work a highlight of the upcoming season This marks the return of the renowned Brazilian choreographer to Montreal where in 2005 his piece MAPA was a major success for the company with 300 performances of the piece eventually presented all over the world The choreographer is celebrated for his bold reinterpretations of aboriginal dances and popular traditions all of which is supported by rigorous classical training The piece was inspired by the twists and turns of oppression and injustice experienced by First Nations peoples exploring the theme of man who throughout history is exposed to the whims of fate Regardless of the state of affairs human nature is capable of relying on constructive forces This ode to resilience is underscored by a soundtrack influenced by traditional Amerindian music reworked by the contemporary composers Sylvain and Dominique Grand along with Paul Baillargeon The new work will have its North American première at the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston in October Since 1978 Rodrigo Pederneiras has been the resident choreographer for Grupo Corpo a leading contemporary dance company in Brazil He has created works for the Ballet do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro the Ballet do Teatro Guaíra the Ballet da Cidade de São Paulo and the Companhia de Dança de Minas Gerais His pieces have also been featured at the Deutsche Oper Berlin Company in Germany Gulbenkian in Portugal the Stadttheater in Saint Gallen Switzerland and at the Opéra du Rhin in France June 10 2014 A summer of new works Since its return after four months of touring the company has been hard at work in the BJM studios creating new works The first two weeks of June will be devoted to a new dance piece by Quebec choreographer Kristen Cere and her accomplice François Chirpaz This initial phase will lay the groundwork for a new ballet composed of duets and ensemble pieces A promising tandem in a new generation of emerging choreographers the Kristen Cere and François Chirpaz duo has established a strong reputation on the European scene Their impressive track record includes works commissioned by the Dresden SemperOper Ballet in Germany the Korzo Theater in Holland and the Jeune Ballet du Québec Recipients of 1st prize audience favourite award and 2nd prize jury award at the 2007 Festival International Masdanza in Spain their approach places the focus on the individual and the intimate movement that emerges from the body For BJM Kristen Cere and François Chirpaz are delving into the conflicting relationships that each individual has with his or her immediate group Bodies in confrontation united against one another nonetheless

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  • News | Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
    this golden evening included Christine St Pierre making her first official outing as Minister of International Relations Under artistic director Louis Robitaille the event included several presentations by company dancers much to the delight of all present The event raised some 200 000 which will allow the company to finance three new works to support up and coming artists and to ensure the ongoing success of BJM The company wishes to thank all its partners sponsors and donors who all helped make the evening a resounding success May 1 2014 New direction for BJM Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal BJM senior management and the members of the board of directors wish to highlight the impressive contributions of Pierre Salbaing who for the past five years has been a superlative chairman of the board Confident that he is leaving his legacy in good hands Mr Salbaing has announced that he wishes to pass the torch on for personal reasons and to concentrate on new professional challenges François Vaqué an associate with Centaurus and a member of the advisory committee at Cohn Wolfe Montreal will take over as interim chairman of the board until the next annual general meeting of BJM in September and will supervise the final preparations for the annual benefit gala The ball will take place on Saturday May 10 at the St James Theatre under honorary presidents Johanne Berry and Jean Marc Léger A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE Pursuing a family tradition marked by excellence and artistic dynamism Pierre Salbaing has achieved extraordinary accomplishments over the course of his mandate Under his leadership BJM celebrated its 40th anniversary in dazzling fashion maintained an excellent financial footing consolidated its relations with the various government agencies and raised the profile and image of its brand The Ballets Jazz de Montréal would

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  • News | Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
    2009 July 2009 May 2009 March 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 News March 26 2014 Audition BJM Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal are looking for an experienced male dancer soloist Profile high calibre professional solid classical techniques strong partnering aptitudes and versatility in various dance styles Requirement minimum height 180 cm 6 ft Please send your application as soon as possible including resume photos and videos to Jean Hugues Rochette at jh bjmdanse ca March 5 2014 Repeat success with Nuit blanche for BJM Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal More than 200 night owl dancers happily sweated the night away during the Nuit blanche des BJM on Saturday March 1 st Professional and amateur dancers took the prestigious Montreal Arts Council s Gaston Miron Building by storm as they danced all night in the footsteps of a company celebrating 42 years of success JOYFUL FUN FILLED TRIBUTE TO DANCE Five free dance classes taught by six professional dancers in the BJM studios were extremely popular events between 8 p m and 2 30 a m Christina Bodie currently a dancer with the company got things off to a rousing start teaching a class of contemporary jazz fusion dance Yvan Michaud a former artistic director of Ballets Jazz then offered an elegant session in classical ballet The unique Edgar Zendejas formerly a BJM dancer then enchanted participants with a class in contemporary dance that included an incredible musical selection The always energetic Pierre Hardy and Linda Syrkos taught an intensive two hour session that was straight out of the 1970s and that included learning the entire Warm up piece in tribute to company co founder Eva von Gencsy Veteran dancers in fine fettle followed suit accompanied by new festival participants in a class by the indefatigable Eric J Miles

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