The Soirée des Étoiles gives us an opportunity to close the 2017–2018 season in style by bringing some of the biggest names in international ballet together with Les Grands Ballets’ own dancers. Entitled “Dance Me to the End of Love”, this first edition pays tribute to Leonard Cohen, a great Montrealer who passed away in the fall of 2016 and sang of love like no one else.
We will have the honour and privilege of being joined by several of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies: the National Ballet of Canada, the Boston Ballet, the Cuban National Ballet and the Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris. Among the many talents sure to make this special evening unforgettable, which include a number of star dancers and Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, I would like to call attention to the participation of dancers Amandine Albisson and Stvetlana Lunkina and of course all the outstanding dancers and choreographers who are joining us for this gala that will sparkle with emotion, grace and beauty.
Finally, this special evening is also our way to thank you, dear audiences, for having been part of this fabulous season, my first with Les Grands Ballets. I look forward to seeing you again this fall for more great moments of dance.
Thank you all, and on with the show!