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UK PREMIERE OF DANCE ME AT SADLER’S WELLS

Updated: Nov 6, 2023



Ballets Jazz Montréal, in association with Robomagic Live and Selby Artists Management, will present Dance Me – Music by Leonard Cohen at Sadler’s Wells in London for its exclusive UK premiere from February 7 – 11, 2023.


Dance Me is inspired by the rich and profound work of Montréal-based poet, artist, and songwriter, Leonard Cohen. Conceived by the Artistic Director at the time, Louis Robitaille, approved by Cohen himself, and realized by the strong, bold dramaturgy of Eric Jean, this homage to the famed artist evokes the grand cycles of existence, as described in Cohen’s reflective music and poems.


Surrounded by a team of celebrated designers, Dance Me combines scenic, visual, musical, dramaturgical, and choreographic elements to pay tribute to Montreal’s greatest ambassador. Dance, music, lighting, scenography, and videography all come together in this special one-off UK date.


In a recent statement, Alexandra Damiani, our Artistic Director, said, “Ballets Jazz Montréal is thrilled to be performing Dance Me – Music by Leonard Cohen for the first time in London. Back in 2008, Leonard recorded his 18th album in London, and it went on to become a huge success. To be performing this iconic dance show that pays homage to this beloved songwriter, in a city that held such importance to him during his lifetime, only magnifies how meaningful this invitation is for the company.”


Robomagic Live Founder, Rob Hallett, adds, “It is great to continue my long association with Leonard Cohen’s music by presenting this unique interpretation of his music for the London premiere of this beloved show.”


Rob Hallett brought Leonard Cohen back to the stage in 2008 in what went on to become one of the most rewarding phases of the legendary songwriter’s career. Cohen’s Grand Tour became a huge global success, playing 372 shows in 30 countries.


Here is a list of the performance schedule.

  • Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 7:30 pm

  • Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 at 7:30 pm

  • Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm

  • Friday, February 10th, 2023 at 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, February 11th, 2023 at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm

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