Choreographer and dancer José Navas is keen to teach excerpts from his solo show Miniatures to second-year students at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCMTL). The coaching will take place from January 24 to February 10, 2017, at the school’s premises in the new Espace Danse, in the Wilder Building. The results of this collaboration will be performed for an audience at EDCMTL on February 15 at 6 p.m.
In painting, miniatures are fastidiously small, highly detailed representations of reality. At first the naked eye sees a tangle of colours on the tiny surface. But if you look closely, the details reveal a surprising landscape and a whole reality. Miniatures consists of movement landscapes, translations into movement of José Navas’s fields of memories. They are short glimpses of love stories and of carnal desire.
Miniatures had its world premiere at Montreal’s Agora de la danse on October 23, 2008.