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
Anne Plamondon is a choreographer, performer, teacher and curator.
After more than 20 years of performing on international stages, she made her debut as a choreographer in 2012. In collaboration with director Marie Brassard, she created her first two solos Les mêmes yeux que toi (2012) and Mécaniques Nocturnes (2017). In 2018, she founded the organization Anne Plamondon Productions in order to carry out her own creative pr...Read more about Anne Plamondon
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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
Founded in 1972 by Geneviève Salbaing, Eva Von Genscy and Eddy Toussaint, Ballets Jazz Montréal is a contemporary dance repertory company which, under the artistic direction of Alexandra Damiani, creates, produces, and presents on local, national, and international stages.
The company collaborates with internationally renowned choreographers who develop their own research in line with BJM’s identity to generate a reperto...Read more about Ballets Jazz 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.