This Thanksgiving explore the Beauty of Movement and the Power of Dreams
Live entertainment has the power to connect friends and family through fun and exciting experiences.
This Thanksgiving week come and explore the beauty of movement through dance and figure skating while exploring the depths , heights and horizons of everything humans wish to achieve.
Carmina Burana and Stabat MATER, presented by Les Grands Ballets at Place des Arts until October 19
Composed between 1935 and 1936 by Carl Orff, Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanae.
Flash forward to 2019, Modern Romanian Choreographer Edward Clug’s re imagines in a most grandiose way this monumental piece that offers an in-depth look at humanity and offers a physical tableau of hope and love expressed through the beauty of dance.
We sense the weight of human’s existence from the ballet’s epic opening, O Fortuna that portrays 40 dancers forming a circle while moving to the rousing sounds and voices of 70 musicians from the Grand Ballets Orchestra, 40 choral singers and 3 distinguished soloists (soprano Aline Kutan, tenor Spencer Britten and bass-baritone Alexandre Sylvestre) that sets the wheels of destiny in motion.
The theme of the wheel of destiny is central to this work in which Man is powerless in facing its uncertain future.
It is captivating to see the dancers swirl, attract and exchange expressions of love and hope with their supply body movements. The energy that radiates from the group’s numerous interactions is quite magnetic.
Carmina Burana teaches the audience what it means to be human and along with the timeless beauty of the score, this piece is a veritable ode to life!
The ballet is preceded by Clug’s earlier piece Stabat MATER that was first presented in 2017 in Montreal . It depicts the Passion of the Christ and the pain of the Blessed Virgin …. A truly moving piece.
Carmina Burana & Stabat MATER by Edward Clug
With Orchestra, Choir and Soloists
Presented from October 3rd to the 19th, 2019 AT 8 P.M.|
This Thanksgiving, bring you entire family to experience the Disney Magic on ice with all your favorite land and sea characters: From Aladdin and Princess Jasmine exploring the world beyond the palace walls, to Moana realizing her true power as she restores the heart of Te Fiti and brings peace to her beloved island, to the incredible act of true love between princess sisters Anna and Elsa, come and see how each character DREAMS BIG and creates their own happily ever after.
As each Disney tale comes to life with colorful sets, costumes and original film music, adults with revisit cherished memories and children will be able to identify with the talented heroes portrayed by a talented cast of performer – athletes who glide and twirl on ice with much ease. These performers are not only capable of capturing the essence of each character, they are also in real life talented role-models to many across the globe.
Director and award-winning skater Patricia Vincent credits Talent Director Judy Thomas for the incredibly talented cast and says the energetic skating brings the show’s theme to life. “Wishes and dreams reveal themselves in the written dialogue, in the lyrics of the music and in the movement of the performers … The audience will walk away and feel that their wish came true!”
Disney on Ice is for many an annual tradition and it is equally a wonderful opportunity to create lasting memories for you and your family while promoting imagination, hope and dreams!
Produced by Feld Entertainment Studios
DISNEY ON ICE presents DREAM BIG!
Place Bell, Laval
Two presentations on Thanksgiving Monday October 14th
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