Of Montréal

Ballet in the park, 
and all that jazz

Poutine and smoked meat sandwiches are everywhere, street art trends ever toward the whimsical (anyone seen the Ent walking around lately?), and we just got our first bike share. Yes, New York is following in the footsteps of Montreal, our culturally hot neighbor to the north. See how seductive those footsteps can be tonight when Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal performs as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! series. Classically trained but inclined toward the modern, this ballet troupe is known for its group precision and feel-good performances. Tonight, the company presents Benjamin Millepied’s Closer, Wen Wei Wang’s Night Box, about the many trials of urban life, and Barak Marshall’s Harry, a group narrative set to Israeli folk songs and traditional music.
Thu., Aug. 1, 8 p.m., 2013

 
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