By going out into the world, the company aims to reach new audiences, spark a sense of wonder, stimulate the imagination and transmit the passion and love of dance beyond our borders.
Touring is essential to maintaining the prestige and global visibility of Les Grands Ballets, recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the world's leading dance companies. As it is committed to making art a more accessible experience, the company doesn’t limit itself to major urban centers.
Touring is also an excellent way to attract and retain worldclass dancers and choreographers in Montreal. In addition, tours provide a showcase for our talent and expertise around the world, allowing our dancers and artists to present their work in the world’s top venues.
As a cultural ambassador for Montréal, Les Grands Ballets is committed to organizing two tours a year, in Canada and abroad. Since its beginnings, it has performed in over 300 cities in 30 countries including Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Israel, Oman, Egypt, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece and China, as well as Canada and the U.S.
Tour preparations usually get under way at least a year in advance. Preliminary work includes conducting site visits to identify any technical constraints of the venue to be visited.