After the unprecedented success of Dance Me, a tribute to Leonard Cohen, BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal return with a dazzling new offering, on the threshold of a pivotal stage in their evolution. In the middle of the night, a woman waits, alone, in a bus shelter. Memories wash over her like a wave. A strange dance begins between this woman whose memory is crumbling and the people who have been part of her life. Linked by this thread, dance, theatre, songs, music and video combine in an impressionistic tableau choreographed by Anne Plamondon and Juliano Nunes and directed by Eric Jean. Set to the rhythms of 20 or so of Patrick Watson’s captivating songs, drawn from his entire repertoire, this dreamlike and sensual large-scale production provides a prime showcase for a guest actress and the 14 fabulous performers of the company, a perennial audience favourite. Long live the BJM!
Photo © Jocelyn Michel
A choreographer and performer, Anne Plamondon graduates from l'École Supérieure de danse du Québec in 1994. She immediately joins Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, before moving to dance with the Nederlands Dans Theater II in the Netherlands (1995-1998), then with the Gulbenkian Ballet in Portugal (1998-2000). During this period, Anne performs in works by over 30 choreographers including Jirí Kylia...Read more about Anne Plamondon
Photo © Nicha Rodboon
Juliano Nunes was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1990. Trained at the Brazilian Conservatory of Dance in Rio de Janeiro, he then studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim, Germany. He has worked for several renowned companies, such as the Royal Ballet of Flanders, the Leipzig Opera Ballet, the National Theater of Karlsruhe and Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart. He ...Read more about Juliano Nunes
Photo © Jean-François Lemire
Creation and stage director
A prolific and inventive director, Eric Jean is known and appreciated for his commitment to up-and-coming artists, both as a teacher and at the professional level. He has served as artistic and general director of the Théâtre de Quat'Sous from 2004 to 2016, and it was during his tenure that the theatre was reborn with an award-winning architecture. Eric Jean is currently associat...Read more about Eric Jean
An internationally renowned contemporary repertory company, BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal has been evolving steadily and dynamically since 1972. With a team of international-calibre dancers who have maintained the essence of the company since its origins, BJM today collaborates with unique signatures of contemporary dance and ballet. A great ambassador of Quebec dance around the world, BJM today offers an artistic pro...Read more about BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Creation and stage direction Eric Jean.
Choreographies Juliano Nunes, Anne Plamondon.
Dramaturgy Pascal Chevarie
Music Patrick Watson.
Soundscape and musical editing Alexis Dumais.
Set Pierre-Étienne Locas.
Lighting Cédric Delorme-Bouchard.
Video Julien Blais.
Costumes Marie Chantale Vaillancourt.
Actress Brigitte Saint-Aubin/ Louise Cardinal.
Dancers Gustavo Barros, Yosmell Calderon, Diana Cedeno, Jeremy Coachman, Astrid Dangeard, Hannah Kate Galbraith, Shanna Irwin, Ausia Jones, Austin Lichty, Marcel Mejia, Andrew Mikhaiel, Benjamin Mitchell, Sophia Shaw, Eden Solomon.
World Premiere November 2, 2021, Montreal.