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Montreal, May 18, 2021)- Hot off the immense success of Dance Me, dedicated to the works of Leonard Cohen (which, itself, generated 150,000 tickets sold, 160 performances in 11 countries) director Eric Jean returns to BJM for a new show featuring the music of yet another renowned Montreal composer: VANISHING MÉLODIES – Music by Patrick Watson is a contemporary ballet that finds its roots at the heart of the music of the celebrated musician, composer and performer whose poetic evocation is hailed on all stages of the world. With an exciting new season upon us, it is a tremendous pleasure…

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Montreal, April 27, 2021 – The Prix de la Danse de Montréal (PDM) announces new criteria intended to revive the creation and inventiveness of its milieu, to awaken the imagination of artists and dance presenters and to create new opportunities for creative and technological exploration. Broader Criteria in Times of Pandemic If theaters have been closed for most of the year, dance creations and their presentations must live on! The 2021 PDM has adapted its criteria for this pandemic period in order to make room for digital works and works presented via digital technologies, in addition to those presented live…

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Here are the streamed concerts we think you shouldn’t miss for this week! To submit your event, please email [email protected] The Canadian Opera Company (COC) explore new opera with young audiences Designed for youth ages 12-18 and anyone interested in learning more about opera behind-the-scenes! Hosted by COC Opera Teaching Artist Makenzie Morgan, Spring Break at the COC: Exploring New Opera gathers a group of artists and craftspeople to explore different career paths in the performing arts. From Apr. 12 to 16, get a behind-the-scenes look at Ian Cusson’s Fantasma, the company’s upcoming original Opera for Young Audiences for youth…

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Ensembl’arts was founded in 2013. It all started with the visual artist Avery Zhao and her husband, violinist Marc Djokic. They counted many dancers and choreographers among their friends. Bringing them together creatively was only natural. Originally called Art Crush (which remains  the name of the main concert series), the organization changed to Ensembl’arts upon its registration as a nonprofit organization with charity status in 2020. It is a multidisciplinary group that specializes in performances that bring together dance, visual art and classical music – with classical music playing a special role. “Definitely, music is the time factor between everything,”…

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Here are today’s streamed concerts you shouldn’t miss! Enjoy. This feature will run until January 1, 2021. To submit your event, please email [email protected] The Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie – Holiday Season Concert The Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie, under the musical direction of Nicolas Ellis, accompanied by dancers from the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, are pleased to share their first webcast production. This initiative allows the organization to pursue its mission of providing access to music and the performing arts to a greater number of people, to support the next generation and musical education,…

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Here are this weekend’s streamed concerts we think you shouldn’t miss! This feature will run until January 1, 2021. To submit your event, please email [email protected] The Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie – Holiday Season Concert The Orchestre de chambre de la Montérégie, under the musical direction of Nicolas Ellis, accompanied by dancers from the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, are pleased to share their first webcast production. This initiative allows the organization to pursue its mission of providing access to music and the performing arts to a greater number of people, to support the next generation and musical…

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Montreal, Dec. 21, 2020. Just in time for Christmas, Bach Before Bedtime has released BBB Nutcracker, a music video based on Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, ideally suited for children in this time of pandemic lockdown. It recreates, perfectly, the magic of the BBB live performances, bringing together dancers, a string quartet, English and French narration, illustrated animation and singalongs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06F4DwC0mYM&feature=youtu.be In only 30 minutes, children are introduced to the world of classical music and the whimsical story of The Nutcracker. The interactive video gives children the feeling that they are part of the story. They get the chance to join in,…

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Here are this weekend’s streams, including La Scena Musicale’s Holiday concert, we think you shouldn’t miss! This new feature will run from now until January 1, 2021. To submit your event, please email [email protected] Friday: Opera Ballet Vlaanderen: Choreolab #15 In the successful Choreolab series, the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen dancers have the chance to explore their potential as choreographers. Step-by-step, they develop their own works, choreographing them for their colleagues to dance. The burgeoning young choreographers are also responsible for other elements in their pieces, such as selecting the music and the lighting plan. With the help of the company’s set…

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After the shock of the pandemic and the ordeal of emergency cancellations, uncertainty remains the dance world’s greatest adversary. But while long-term planning remains difficult, presenters are doing everything they can to keep up. Judge for yourself. Danse danse Throughout the confinement, dance enthusiasts have relieved their boredom by discovering the pleasure of online workshops. Danse danse offers five virtual workshops for the general public, all led by outstanding performers and communicators, including Anik Bissonnette, who starts the programming with the Nelken Line training. Caroline Ohrt, co-artistic director of Danse danse, explains: “Showcasing the work of 35 young dance students…

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Recent announcements from Minister of Culture Nathalie Roy have received mixed reviews from professionals in the field, in particular those working in the performing arts. In an open letter, Stéphane Laforest, conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke and the Sinfonia de Lanaudière, argues that government assistance only benefits part of the industry and neglects those employed as performers. At first, like many of my colleagues – especially people from the performing arts – I felt critical of the minister of culture. We were all shaken after two press conferences which announced the opening of drive-in cinemas and the allocation…

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