Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal 40th Anniversary Program. Fuel, Closer and Harry.


This audio business isn’t as easy as falling out of bed… I initially recorded this piece about the performance of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal that I saw somewhere at the very beginning of October. And here it is, the beginning of November and I’m finally able to post it. Go Figure!

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal 40th Anniversary Program. Fuel, Closer and Harry.

Listen (34:30):

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The other review that I reference is this one, from Rover by someone named Cerys Wilson. There are also reviews from Dfdanse and Dance News Montreal. If you’d like to hear Fuel by Julia Wolfe click on this link. If you’d like to hear Mad Rush by Philip Glass, click on this link. Unfortunately I do not have the playlist for Harry.

The Ballets Jazz de Montreal’s calendar is here. (From my quick scan, they were last here in January 2011 and I don’t know when before that as it doesn’t go further back than 2008. Their blurbs on Fuel and Harry are here and here. It appears that whomever is responsible for their website doesn’t consider Closer as being in their repertoire.

I initially wanted to list off all the dancer’s names (for what would the performance be without the dancers?) But for the most part, they don’t have individual websites and I no longer have my list of who danced in what. So I’m going to have to settle for a simple list copy/pasted from Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal’s website. Antonios Bougiouris, Morgane Le Tiec, Céline Cassone, Alexander Hille, Christina Bodie, James Gregg, Kevin Delaney, Christian Denice, Youri De Wilde, Alyssa Desmarais, Brett Taylor, Alexandra Gherchman, Andie Masazza. They all were very good. (But what I don’t understand is how they can all simultaneously also be former dancers from Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. It doesn’tmake sense to me at all).

And lastly the background music during my piece is from Jazz Friends 2012