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Montreal’s Les Grands Ballets renovates The Rite of Spring and The Firebird. In Honour Of and Presto-Detto charm. All new choreographies. Avert your eyes and cover your ears, Young Lady In Paris, on the evening of 29 May 1913, the Ballets Russes lobbed a jeroboam-sized Molotov cocktail into the plush amaranth of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. The offending incendiary device was The Rite of Spring, a new ballet that shocked, baffled and outraged journalists, musos, and pearl-clutchers alike. At this just-opened, decidedly modern theatre, located at 15 avenue Montaigne, top hats, pince-nez, and brocaded gowns elegantly mingled. In the audience:…

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Flamenco is a fascinating world of melodies and dances full of passion and fire that warms our hearts. Caroline Planté and Fernando Gallego “El Bancalero”, two emblematic figures of flamenco in Montreal, offer us two shows, Un dia cualquiera and Remembranzas. The guitarist Caroline Planté is from Montreal. She began to learn guitar at the age of 7 with her father Marcel Planté “El Rubio » as a teacher, he transmitted her the art of accompanying dance and singing and his passion for flamenco music. It is with him also that she makes her first shows. Winner of several ­prestigious scholarships,…

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Download/Téléchargez PDF (see bottom of post) Contents (English Edition) Cover: 12 Susan Platts 16 Alexandre Da Costa: The Journey to Oneself 18 Alexandre Da Costa: Violinist on a Mission 8 Editorial 10 Industry News 20 Great Canadian mezzos & contraltos 21 Julie Boulianne 22 Éva Gauthier (1885-1958) 24 Handel’s Messiah 26 Collegium 1704 & Vaclav Luks 27 Montreal Bach Festival 27 Saint-Joseph’s Oratory 28 Quatuor Brentano String Quartet 29 Qu4rtz 29 Les Idées heureuses 30 Jazz : « Actuelle » autrement 32 Concerts Reviews 34 CD Reviews Special : Audio 36 Music, Hi-Fi, and Wonder 40 Audio Note UK 41 Streaming…

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Montreal, June 6, 2017 – Aboriginal Day Live links all Canadians to celebrate opportunities and learn more about First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. It showcases the unparalleled talent that is woven into the mosaic of this country, and the experience starts right when you set foot on the grounds. All eight host cities will offer free daytime activities – and each will be as unique as the culture and Peoples of the region. The cities will be united, despite the distance, through significant traditions. One will be the round dance or drum dance, which vary from community to community. Originally, a healing dance…

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Montreal St-Ambroise Fringe Festival Montreal, until June 18 The most convivial and bilingual event of the season, the Montreal St-Ambroise Fringe Festival takes place in the heart of the city on the Main. What makes it different? A program determined by lottery! Theatre, comedy, dance, music, and drag…no less than 153 talented companies from all over the world will be battling for your attention. The best way to pick is by reading the audience reviews posted in Parc des Amériques ­– an exercise that’s sure to make you a real fringier. My bets are on inVitro, by Pretium Doloris, the…

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 2017 MiniFest Biographies Amanda Acorn Amanda Acorn is an award winning choreographer based in Toronto, Canada. As a dancer she collaborated as a company artist with Dancemakers from 2011-2015. Independent engagements include projects with Dana Michel, Brendan Fernandes, Helen Husak, Lady Janitor, Benjamin Kamino, Isabel Lewis, Lemi Ponifasio and Andrea Spaziani. Her own works are intimate sensorial encounters for the theatre and unconventional spaces, constructing responsive environments using a choreographic frame. Minimally abstract, her choreographies captivate with raw poetry and unwavering rigor. Using the performative event as a place to question ways of seeing, the work offers space to consider our…

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Leonard Cohen in Five Seasons From December 5 to 9, Leonard Cohen’s voice, music and poetry will fill the Place des Arts, ­accompanying the agile ­interpreters of the Montreal Jazz Ballets through the ­seasons that make up a ­lifetime. Drawing on the man and his work, this hour and twenty minutes of spectacle is by the same stroke an ode to Montreal. It’s a considerable adventure punctuated by challenges for one of the most internationally-renowned local dance companies. Montreal in the International Spotlight While it’s currently a work in progress, this long program will be part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary…

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The arrival of spring coincides with an abundance of dance shows, a true artistic flowering encouraging hybridity and pollination. At the WILDER, the Agora de la danse and Tangente now flourish in the Quartier des spectacles. The first hosts a repertoire of Quebec figures while the second is home to experiments and disciplinary crossings that evoke future artistic landscapes. At the Agora, see Sylvain Émard (in a solo performance after 15 years directing Continental), Isabelle Van Grimde (with Symphony 5.1), Paul-André Fortier (Place des Festivals with 15 x la nuit played by virtuoso Naishi Want), Marc Béland (in his rendition…

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Les Grands Ballets performs The Nutcracker with loving attention to detail and 53 years of experience. The author of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Prussian storyteller, jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822), rebelled against Enlightenment excess, with its emphasis on rational philosophy and the curtailing of the imagination. He and his German Romantic confrères strove to honour nature, memorialize innocence, and reclaim an authentic way of living. Sound familiar? Yes, it’s the 1960s in a Nutcracker—er, nutshell. Hoffmann’s satirical and self-parodying tales pioneered the fantasy genre. His taste for the macabre combined with…

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Martin Messier is a Canadian artist who has performed at a number of major festivals, both local and international, including the Festival TransAmériques and Elektra in Montreal, Artdanthé in Vanves, Humaintrophumain in Montpellier, Bozar in Brussels, Borderline in Athens, Sonàr in Barcelona and Electroni-k in Rennes, as well as the worldwide MUTEK network from Mexico to Japan. He has forged a solid reputation as a sound and performance artist who refuses to be pigeonholed. In early 2017, Théâtre La Chapelle will see him unveil Corps mort, the fruit of two years’ work and several weeks as artist-in-residence. “In all my projects,…

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