Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Recorded at Jacob's Pillow: 
July 1, 2010

The company was originally known as Les Ballets Jazz and is now often referred to as BJM Danse Montréal or simply BJM. It was founded in 1972 by Geneviève Salbaing, Eva von Gencsy, and Eddy Toussaint, and has been directed by Louis Robitaille since 1998. Robitaille's goal has been to develop the company into a research laboratory, offering dancers an opportunity to develop alongside international artists who participate in creative residencies. Although Robitaille had previously performed at Jacob's Pillow with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, this 2010 engagement of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal marked the company's Pillow debut.

Dance Title: Locked Up Laura
Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (2009)
Music: Bart Rijnink
Performers: Céline Cassone, Nathan Madden