Fresh off their tour in the Balkans, Montreal’s Les Grands Ballets Canadiens return home to perform the final piece of their 2013-2014 season. True to the company’s vision of being “differently classic”, they will be closing their season with a world premiere by Stijn Celis that promises to highlight the company’s technique, versatility and creative imagination.
Spring is always an exciting time. All the big companies reveal their upcoming season, filling us with anticipation for the year to come. This year, the Grands Ballets’ season launch goes beyond the usual excitement of revealing the shows that will fill our cultural calendars for 2016-2017. They have not one, not two, but a whole slew of news and events that really up the ante. Tuesday night at the Theatre Maisonneuve dancers, fans, and media all gathered to finally get the answers to our burning questions: what shows can we look forward to? When will the Wilder building be ready? And, the real nail biter, who will be appointed as the new artistic director?