Dance Me – Music by Leonard Cohen
// Andonis Foniadakis, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Ihsan Rustem
Dance Me – Music by Leonard Cohen is an exclusive creation inspired by the rich and profound work of Montreal-based poet, artist, and songwriter, Leonard Cohen.
Approved by Cohen during his lifetime, and under the artistic direction of Louis Robitaille and dramaturgy of Eric Jean, this riveting homage to the famed artist evokes the grand cycles of existence in five seasons, as described in Cohen’s deeply reflective music and poems.
Three internationally renowned choreographers – Andonis Foniadakis, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Ihsan Rustem – were entrusted with putting movement to Cohen’s legendary songs. Their powerful and profound choreographic world reflective of Cohen’s singular work is brought to life by the company’s 14 artists.
Surrounded by a team of celebrated designers, Dance Me combines powerful scenic, visual, musical, dramaturgical, and choreographic elements that pay tribute to one of Montreal’s greatest ambassadors. Dance, music, lighting, scenography, and videography all come together in this unforgettable show, for which Ballet Jazz Montréal has been granted exclusive dance rights for five years.
“Dance Me – Music by Leonard Cohen is clever, oblique, and experiential. It washes over you like a shower of song and thought. It belongs in the pantheon of Canadian dance treasures.”
— Paula Citron, Ludwig van Toronto – Toronto, CA
Ballets Jazz Montréal would like to thank Mrs. Judy Bronfman for her precious support during the show’s creation.