The new season for Rites began with a bang, as José Navas earned ovations and cheering for his sold-out performances at the Theater im Pumpenhaus in Münster, Germany, on 9 & 10 September. In the coming months, the choreographer will continue his 2016-2017 tour in Quebec, dancing in Jonquière, Quebec, Sainte-Thérèse and Montreal. The solo Rites, recently described by the Westfälische Nachrichten as “modern dance at its best”, will also electrify theatres in Belgium and The Netherlands in March and April 2017 (more details to come).

A few words about the show

José Navas celebrates turning fifty with a rite of passage. Once again he is an open, unpretentious presence onstage, revealing the fragility of a man aware of his finite existence. In a series of solos performed to the music of Dvořák, Schubert, Nina Simone, and finishing with a flourish to the music of Stravinsky, he reflects on the road travelled thus far as he reaps the fruits of maturity.

Tour of Rites in Quebec
November 26, 2016, Théâtre La Rubrique, Jonquière
Nov. 30 and December 1st, 2016, La Rotonde, Théâtre de la Bordée, Quebec
January 8, 2017, Odyscène, Théâtre Lionel-Groulx, Sainte-Thérèse
March 3rd, 2017, Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal