Under Louis Robitaille’s artistic direction, in collaboration with stage director Eric Jean and 14 dazzling dancers, three international choreographers—Andonis Foniadakis, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Ihsan Rustem—evoke in “five seasons” the grand cycles of existence, as captured in the music and poems of Leonard Cohen. His words find new expression through dance.
A Danse Danse / BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal co-presentation
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Greek-born choreographer Andonis Foniadakis began his career as a professional dancer with the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon (1996–2002), where he worked with such leading choreographers as Maguy Marin and Jiří Kylián. He founded his own company, Apotosoma, in 2003. He has choreographed for numerous other companies, including the Béjart Ballet Lausanne (Switzerland), the Sydney Dance Company (Australia) and the National Dance Company of...Read more about Andonis Foniadakis
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The Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (1973) completed her dance education at the Royal Ballet School of Flanders in Belgium. After a 12-year long dance career, where she danced as a soloist with the Scapino Ballet, she decided in 2003 to focus her energies solely on choreography. In that same year she was hailed “rising star of the Dutch dance scene” by the dutch journal NRC Handelsblad and only seven years later the...Read more about Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
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Ihsan Rustem was born in London, where he trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Rustem began his professional career at the age of 17, joining Matthew Bourne's Adventures in Motion Pictures, followed by engagements with Ballett Theater Munich (Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz) and Introdans in The Netherlands.In 2007 Ihsan moved to Switzerland as a founding member of both the State Theater Bern Ballet and the...Read more about Ihsan Rustem
Emerging from a collaboration between Geneviève Salbaing, Eva Von Genscy and Eddy Toussaint in 1972, BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal – is a repertory company that creates, produces and presents contemporary dance performances based on the technique, rigour and aesthetics of classical ballet. Its work consistently appears on local, national and international stages.The company offers its artists high-level professional ballet...Read more about BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Ideation Louis Robitaille.
Dramaturgy and Stage Direction Eric Jean.
Choreography Andonis Foniadakis, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Ihsan Rustem.
Music Direction Martin Léon.
Decor and Accessories Pierre-Étienne Locas.
Lighting Design and Production Cédric Delorme-Bouchard.
Video Design Hub Studio – Gonzalo Soldi, Thomas Payette.
Costume Design Philippe Dubuc.
Costume Production Anne-Marie Veevaete.
World Premiere December 5, 2017, Montreal, Danse Danse.