|BJM - Les Ballet Jazz de Montréal
Artistic Director: Louis Robitaille
Works by Barak Marshall, Wen Wei Wang, Cayetano Soto, Mauro Bigonzetti, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.
Solidly established on the international dance scene, BJM tours energetic and inspiring dances, accessible to all audiences. They also provide a youth residency, "ZAP," which has been extremely popular in the U.S., and they encourage customized programming if a mix of works, traditional and new, is preferred.
BJM offers Wen Wei Wang’s "Night Box", Barak Marshall’s "Harry – working title", Cayetano Soto's "Zero In On" and/or "Fuel" as well as Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's "Zip Zap Zoom" and/or "Locked up Laura", Mauro Bigonzetti's "Rossini Cards" for touring in the U.S. through 2012-2013
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal Energized by New Direction ... Sexy choreography, indefatigable dancers and purposeful programming caused a sensation
Los Angeles Times
You notice the dancers, first and last. First, because they exude an awesome sizzle, an explosive precision and energy that surges through any evening of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Last because the electrical charge is unforgettable, setting new standards. It's always been like this ... this physical exultation, this dancing for the pure hell of it, is bjm's trademark ... the tightly knit band of committed and seemingly inexhaustible dancers emerged as a big Canadian success story.