Stars, dazzling stars! This is what you can expect on August 7 and 8 at the third edition of The International Stars of Ballet, which reunites on a single stage a glittering lineup of dancers with the New York City Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, Bryan Arias of Kidd Pivot and independent dancers from the world over.
Two Montreal-based companies share the spotlight on this night. Renowned for its longevity and dynamism, BJM graces the Saint-Sauveur stage with its presence once again in a trio of compelling works. With Zero In On, Cayetano Soto has choreographed a minimalist duet of near-magical perfection.
Founded by Daniel Ulbricht with the aim of making ballet more accessible, Stars of American Ballet draws crowds with its high-calibre performances and awareness-raising activities.
In an impressive double bill, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie pay tribute to two legends of American pop music: Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
The Orchestre Métropolitain’s soul and conductor is the brilliant Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who recently celebrated his 40th birthday.
In a few short years Montrealer Éric Gauthier has gone from performing as charismatic soloist with the Stuttgart Ballet, the darling of many neo-classical and contemporary choreographers, to creating his own award-winning dance.
With his impeccable musical lineage, Rufus Wainwright — the son of Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle — is one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of his generation.
I am both proud and humbled to take over the artistic reins of the prestigious Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur. The Festival has become a recognized and respected event into which I intend to infuse a new breath of creativity and vitality. I will always be inspired by the excellent work done by Anik Bissonnette as artistic director, and it is a great honour to step into her shoes.
Dance, music, and action for all ages!