Internationally renowned contemporary dance company, BJM (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal) has presented more than 2,000 performances in 65 countries in front of more than two million spectators.

Presenting a hybrid form of dance that combines the aesthetics of classical ballet with many other different styles, their performances have been described as sexy, explosive, original and accessible. And its superb dancers are widely acclaimed. The term “jazz” in the name refers more to a “jazzing up” of classical ballet rather than any musical or dance style.

Founded in 1972, the company has pursued its own unique path. Now in its 43rd season, BJM has achieved a level of maturity and organizational stability while remaining open to the ever-evolving form that is contemporary dance.

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal takes to the Hammerson Hall stage Feb. 28 at the Living Arts Centre.