Les Grands Ballets Canadiens is thrilled to announce an exceptional event for their 2024-2025 season. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founder, the company will pay a vibrant tribute to Ludmilla Chiriaeff, born on January 10, 1924, in Berlin, Germany. This program, featuring works by both local and international artists, is intended to be a captivating exploration of her legacy, and will be presented at Place des Arts in Montreal from October 24 to 26, 2024.
Ludmilla Chiriaeff's story is marked by remarkable resilience, from her early training in Berlin, through the turmoil of World War II, to her immigration to Canada and the founding of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec in 1952 and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 1957. Her life and work, adorned with numerous awards and honors, illustrate her essential role in the development of ballet and dance education in Quebec and across Canada.
The program, simply titled 'Ludmilla,' will offer a rich panorama of North American dance, highlighted by a masterful work by George Balanchine. It will also feature the rediscovery of creations by Ginette Laurin and James Kudelka, showcasing the richness and choreographic diversity of this region. The precise details of this unique program will be revealed during the launch of Les Grands Ballets' 2024-2025 season on March 14, 2024.
October 24 and 25 at 8:00 PM, and October 26 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts
With Les Grands Ballets Orchestra
Ticket sales begin on March 14, 2024