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BJM - VANISHING MÉLODIES – Music by Patrick Watson

Théâtre Maisonneuve November 2 and 6, 2021

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To mark their 50th anniversary, the BJM present VANISHING MÉLODIES, a danced foray into the poetic universe of Patrick Watson, the Montreal singer and musician with the inimitable voice. A guaranteed spellbinder.

After the unprecedented success of Dance Me, a tribute to Leonard Cohen, BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal return with a dazzling new offering, on the threshold of a pivotal stage in their evolution. In the middle of the night, a woman waits, alone, in a bus shelter. Memories wash over her like a wave. A strange dance begins between this woman whose memory is crumbling and the people who have been part of her life. Linked by this thread, dance, theatre, songs, music and video combine in an impressionistic tableau choreographed by Anne Plamondon and Juliano Nunes and directed by Éric Jean. Set to the rhythms of 20 or so of Patrick Watson’s captivating songs, drawn from his entire repertoire, this dreamlike and sensual large-scale production provides a prime showcase for a guest actress and the 14 fabulous performers of the company, a perennial audience favourite. Long live the BJM!


  • Producer / Presenter : Danse Danse
  • Venue : Théâtre Maisonneuve
  • Choreographers : Anne Plamondon and Juliano Nunes
  • Director : Eric Jean
  • Note : strobes are used during the show
  • Meet the artists : November 3 and 5, 2021
  • Duration : 75 minutes
  • Photo credit : Sasha Onyshchenko
Performance presented WITHOUT physical distancing

Procedural masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required
Performance presented WITHOUT physical distancing

Procedural masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required

Please note that this show will be presented in a performance hall that can be filled to maximum capacity, which means that physical distancing does not apply once spectators are sitting in their assigned seats.

To attend the performance, ticketholders must comply with the usual health and safety measures, in addition to meeting the following two criteria:

  • All spectators aged 13 and up must show a vaccine passport, along with a proof of ID, at the entrance to the performance hall. A photo ID is required for people of ages 16 to 74.

  • All spectators aged 10 and up must wear a procedural mask at all times: when circulating and during the performance (masks are also strongly recommended for children of ages 2 to 9).

For more information on the health and safety measures in effect at Place des Arts or to read our FAQ, please see the COVID-19 page.



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