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Our students Zao Dinel and Cassandre Leroux at the Maison symphonique in Cendrillon (2018), choreographed by Gaby Baars, a collaboration with the Orchestre de l'Université de Montréal and the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec © Jerome Bertrand
October 3rd, 2023

L'École supérieure de ballet du Québec at the Maison symphonique

Don't miss the chance to see some twenty students from the École supérieure de ballet du Québec (ESBQ) dance Daphnis et Chloé at the Maison symphonique on November 12, choreographed by Andrew Skeels especially for the occasion! Conducted by Jean-François Rivest, the Orchestre de l'Université de Montréal (OUM) will perform excerpts from Maurice Ravel's timeless work, accompanied by the Orchestre Métropolitain and the École de musique Vincent-D'Indy choirs. The École supérieure is delighted with this special collaboration to mark the 30th anniversary of the OUM.

Daphnis et Chloé, in which the composer evokes the "Greece of his dreams", was originally created by the famous Ballets Russes, with Nijinsky in the role of Daphnis. The shimmering colors of the orchestra and the finesse of the writing tint this score with a delicately sensual poetry.

"This project offers our students a fantastic opportunity to grow artistically. In addition to the incredible privilege to work with an internationally-renowned choreographer whose work has thrilled the great stages of the world, dancing at the Maison symphonique alongside the Orchestre de l'Université de Montréal represents a unique and formative experience."
– Anik Bissonnette, directrice artistique de l’École supérieure

Daphnis et Chloé
Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3 p.m.
At the Maison symphonique de Montréal
Tickets from $29.50 to $48


About the École supérieure

The École supérieure de ballet du Québec’s mission is to train dancers and creators meeting the highest criteria in the world of professional dance, in so doing, to promote the recognition, outreach and development of dance. Founded in 1952 by Ludmilla Chiriaeff and incorporated in 1966 at the request of Québec’s Ministère des Affaires culturelles, it is the reference in Québec for professional training in classical dance. The École supérieure is affiliated with Les Grands Ballets canadiens. It carries out its mission thanks to an annual grant from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and financial support from the Department of Canadian Heritage. A member of the Association des écoles supérieures d’art du Québec, L’École supérieure also acknowledges the collaboration of its educational partners, the Cégep du Vieux Montréal and the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie.

About Andrew Skeels

Andrew Skeels is Artistic Director of Skeels Danse Montréal. He has created works for Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Les Grands Ballets canadiens de Montréal, TanzTheater International Festival Hannover, Théâtre de Suresnes Jean-Villar, Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Cirque du Soleil, Kansas City Ballet, Festival Quartiers Danses, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, WestWave Dance Festival San Francisco, Colorado Ballet and Festival Ballet Providence. He has received many honors, including the Grand Prix de la Critique 2018 in Paris, the Hannover Think Big Choreographic Residency Competition (2015) and the Prix Coup de Cœur du Public 2013 at Festival Quartiers Danses.


Dancers (Superior Cycle) of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec : Nickolas Anderson, Shô Araki, Jeanne Brabant-Lavigne, Anaelle Carette, Éloïse Chénier, Manon Delanoë, Alexane Dépelteau-Lacassagne, Ève Dupuis, Maëlle Hamache, Éliane Jacques, Clara Koçollari, Tao Stone Leduc, Cassandre Leroux, Léo Lussier, Arnaud Mongeon, Sydney Pierce, Elias Roldan, Anaël Tigiffon and Melia Venditto.

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