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Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Dec 15, 2017 - May 12, 2018

2017/18 Dance Collection

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BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal - DANCE ME

Mark Morris Dance Group - PEPPERLAND

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's SUTRA

BJM - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal - DANCE ME
Featuring the music of Leonard Cohen
December 15, 2017 | 8PM

A Canadian literary giant, Leonard Cohen’s songs are poetic evocations of the songwriter’s unerring insights into the human experience. Inspired by his inimitable music, and using a selection of his most beloved songs, renowned choreographers Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andonis Foniadakis and Ihsan Rustem create a spectacular new multimedia work commissioned especially by Louis Robitaille, Artistic Director of BJM. Dance Me will evoke in “five seasons” the grand cycles of existence, as described in the music and poems of Leonard Cohen, a brilliant observer of our era, interpreted through the dazzling dancers of BJM.

 
Toronto Premiere
Under license from Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sony Music Entertainment Canada and Old Ideas LLC
 

Mark Morris Dance Group - PEPPERLAND

February 24, 2018 | 8PM

Choreographer Mark Morris, hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (New York Times) returns to Toronto with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, accompanied live by an unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, soprano saxophone, two keyboards, theremin, and percussion. Ethan Iverson’s original score intermingles arrangements of the songs “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “With a Little Help From My Friends”, “A Day in the Life”, “When I’m Sixty-Four”, “Within You Without You”, and “Penny Lane” with six Pepper-inspired original pieces intended especially for Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio, and the blues. This is a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike. 
 
Canadian Premiere
Presented by Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and co-commissioned by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Original music by The Beatles. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission from SONY ATV Music Publishing.
Pepperland is a Mark Morris Dance Group production in association with American Dance Festival, Durham, North Carolina; Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity with the Sony Centre, Toronto, Canada; Cal Performances, UC Berkeley, California; The City of Liverpool, England, U.K.; Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, Connecticut; The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; La Jolla Music Society, La Jolla, California; Meyer Sound, Berkeley, California; Seattle Theatre Group, Seattle, Washington; White Bird, Portland, Oregon.
 
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's SUTRA
May 12, 2018 | 8PM

Sutra, the award-winning collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China, is a breathtaking spectacle of athleticism which explores the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition and its relationship with kung fu within a contemporary context. With Antony Gormley’s striking set of 21 wooden boxes and Polish composer Szymon Brzóska’s specially commissioned score performed live, Sutra is an incomparable work that has captured the hearts and imaginations of people the world over, as one of the stage’s most sophisticated productions and a true work of art.
 
Toronto Premiere
With monks from the Shaolin Temple.
 




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Sat Feb 24, 8:00 PM
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