BJM - VANISHING MÉLODIES – Music by Patrick Watson

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  • BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

    VANISHING MÉLODIES – Music by Patrick Watson

    Anne Plamondon, Juliano Nunes, Eric Jean
Length – 1 h 15 Venue – Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
2 November 2021 - 20 h 00
3 November 2021 - 20 h 00
4 November 2021 - 20 h 00
5 November 2021 - 20 h 00
6 November 2021 - 15 h 00
6 November 2021 - 20 h 00

To mark their 50th anniversary, the BJM present VANISHING MÉLODIES, a danced foray into the poetic universe of Patrick Watson, the Montreal singer and musician with the inimitable voice. A guaranteed spellbinder.


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!

Show presented without physical distancing

Place des Arts' sanitary measures

Tickets start at $48.00

Post-performance talk with the artists

    Wednesday November 3, 2021
    Friday November 5, 2021

  • Anne Plamondon

    Photo © Jocelyn Michel

    Anne Plamondon

    Choreographer

    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...

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  • Juliano Nunes

    Photo © Nicha Rodboon

    Juliano Nunes

    Choreographer

    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 ...

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  • Eric Jean

    Photo © Jean-François Lemire

    Eric Jean

    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...

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  • BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

    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...

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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.

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