LSM Newswire

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What's New at Les Grands ballets Canadiens ?

Les Grands Ballets website gets a makeover

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrˆ©al has new Web presence! Visit our new site, created by Cyber Gˆ©nˆ©ration. In just a few clicks, you'll discover our Behind the Scenes section highlighting the day-by-day offstage life of the company, in Montrˆ©al and on tour, at rehearsal and on stage.

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Memories of an unforgettable summer

Dancer Gabrielle Lamb is also a talented videomaker. With her camera, she followed day-by-day the unfogettable stay of the Company at the ˆâtˆ©s de la danse festival in Paris.

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Promotions and new arrivals:

Company welcomes 10 new dancers and promotes several artists

It's exciting times at Les Grands Ballets! This autumn the company will welcome 10 new dancers from the four corners of the world and several current dancers have also won well-earned promotions.


Looking for angels, sheep, rats, reindeer, mice, matriochkas and Orientals

Auditions for The Nutcracker are just around the corner!

Auditions for Nutcracker will be held at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrˆ©al studios, 4816 Rivard Street (Laurier mˆ©tro) on September 18 and 19 and at the YMCA du Parc, 5550 Park Ave. on September 20. Children chosen for the various roles will perform in The Nutcracker ballet from December 13 to 30, 2008, in Salle Wilfred-Pelletier of Place des Arts. A unique opportunity!

First steps by four winners of Les Grands Ballets' first choreography

competition to be seen at Agora de la danse on September 25, 26 and 27

To kick off the new season, you are invited to witness the first steps of four young Canadian choreographers, winners of the choreography competition organized by Les Grands Ballets. Under the tireless mentoring of the company's Artistic Director, Gradimir Pankov, these young talents have been working in our studios creating new works for the company's dancers. A bold, original, vigorous wind is sweeping through the season! Be part of the excitement for only $15 on September 25, 26 and 27 at the Agora de la danse.


one of the most lavish Grand Ballets productions yet: The Queen of Spades, from Danish choreographer Kim Brandstrup

Hit the jackpot in October with The Queen of Spades (based on Alexander Pushkin's story), from Danish filmmaker/choreographer Kim Brandstrup. This magnificent full-length ballet featuring some 30 dancers boldly combines classical dance on pointe with virtual sets and will amaze you. And as a bonus, the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrˆ©al Orchestra will play Gabriel Thibaudeau's Tchaikovsky-inspired score.

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