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A rite this spring

Accompanied by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) under the musical direction of Lorraine Vaillancourt, José Navas will perform the role of the Chosen One in the Rite of Spring on 14 June, at 7:30 p.m., at the Salle Claude-Champagne of Université de Montréal. On that occasion, the NEM will hold its 2018 fundraising gala, offering a cocktail reception to its donors following the show. It’s a unique opportunity to relive highlights of the solo show Rites, on tour throughout Quebec and Europe since Danse Danse and Place des Arts copresented its premiere in November 2015.

The Rite of Spring

14 June 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Salle Claude-Champagne (220, Vincent-D’Indy Ave., Montreal)
Reservations online or by phone at 514-343-5636

After Quebec … Europe!

After presenting Rites in Sept-Îles and Rimouski, José Navas will continue his tour in Europe, from 20-30 November. The choreographer and dancer will go through Germany and then Belgium to perform his extraordinary series of intimate solos on the music from Anton Dvořák, Franz Schubert, Nina Simone and Igor Stravinsky. More details on Rites

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Midi-coulisses with José Navas

Photo © Nina Konjini

Prior to the performances of Onthe new show of José Navas/Compagnie Flak, Agora de la danse invites the public to attend a Midi-coulisses with José Navas on Thursday 5 October at noon in the Édifice Wilder – Espace danse. This unique event will allow those present to observe a rehearsal of the new group piece and to witness the creative process of artists and collaborators. A discussion with the creative team will follow the working session.

On will be presented from 11–14 October at Agora de la danse, in the Édifice Wilder – Espace danse.

On is a production by José Navas/Compagnie Flak in coproduction with Agora de la danse.

On: upcoming group piece

From left to right: Lindsey Renee Derry, Lauren Semeschuk and François Richard

After his spectacular creations S (2008) and Dyptich (2011), José Navas will present his new group piece On from October 11 to 14 at Agora de la danse, in the Édifice Wilder – Espace danse in Montreal. With this creation, the choreographer gives a nod to his past collaborative work with lighting designer Marc Parent and composer Alexander MacSween. Performed by dancers Nova Bhattacharya, Erin Poole, Lindsey Renee-Derry, François Richard, Lauren Semeschuk and José Navas, this piece revisits some of the company’s biggest hits. Audiences will also appreciate the distinctive aesthetics of visual designer Lino.

On is a production by José Navas/Compagnie Flak in coproduction with Agora de la danse.

Rites returns in 2017–2018!

After countless performances that have delighted audiences in Quebec, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, Rites will continue its journey this fall. Choreographer and dancer José Navas will begin by presenting his intimate solo in Sept-Îles and Rimouski before flying back to Germany and Belgium. This “landmark work in Navas’ career” (Le Soleil, 2016) will close his appearance in Montreal in 2018 as part of CAM en tournée. We look forward to seeing you again for another great season of Rites!

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Studio Flak – Fall rentals

Looking for a place to dance this fall?

Only a few places are still available for rent during weekday evenings and on weekends. Located just steps from the McGill and Place des Arts metro stations, on St. Catherine Street West, Studio Flak is a spacious and charming facility. Air conditioned, unobstructed by pillars and equipped with a good sound system, the space is ideal for rehearsals, classes, workshops and auditions.

For information and reservations, contact us at (514) 876-1313 or at correspondance@flak.org.

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Rites in Europe!

After performing at Centre culturel Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, in Montreal, on 3 March, José Navas will continue his tour in Europe in the weeks following! The choreographer and dancer will be travelling in Belgium and the Netherlands, from 15 March to 1 April, to present his solo Rites. Last September the show was a huge success at its European avant-premiere in Münster, Germany.

The media on Rites

“A lone figure, torn between aggression, shame and despair – modern dance at its best.” Westfälische Nachrichten, Münster.

“[…] the vulnerability of the continuous movement goes hand-in-hand with the grace of a creator at the height of his artistic powers.” Cinéma Le clap, Québec, 2016.

Tour of Rites in Europe
March 15, 2017, Stadsschouwburg, Brugge, Belgium
March 17, 2017, De Werf, Aalst, Belgium
March 22, 2017, Stadsschouwburg Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
March 24, 2017, Schouwburg Kortrijk, Courtrai, Belgium
April 1st, 2017, Parktheater, Eindhoven, The Netherlands