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

José Navas heads back to Europe for a new tour of the solo show Personæ, from February 11 to March 14, 2015. This will be the sixth European tour for this show since its world premiere at the Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium) in 2011, not counting its 3 sold-out weeks in Montreal, performances at Canada’s National Arts Centre in Ottawa and in Yokohama, Japan. This current tour will visit 8 cities of Belgium and will stop in Germany for the first edition of theTanzmainz Festival. José Navas will be back in Mainz, Germany in the Spring for a new choreographic commission for the Staatstheater Mainz. Dénouement, a piece for 20 dancers will share bill on an evening entitled Montréal on May 16, 2015.

In Personæ, José Navas leads the audience through his intensely personal meditations on desire and divinity, presence and absence, and how they interact with each other through six solos set to musical pieces of the choreographer’s choice. The work of a mature performer at the height of his powers.


European tour, from February 11 to March 14, 2015

Dates Country City Venue
February 11, 2015 Belgium Bornem Cultuurcentrum Ter Dilft
February 13, 2015 Belgium Waregem cc De Schakel
February 19, 2015 Belgium Roeselare De Spil
February 21, 2015 Belgium Evergem Cultuurcentrum Evergem
February 22, 2015 Belgium Beveren Cultuurcentrum Ter Vesten
February 25, 2015 Belgium Dilbeek Cultuurcentrum Dilbeek
February 27, 2015 Belgium Koksijde CasinoKoksijde
March 4, 2015 Belgium Turnhout De Warande
March 14, 2015 Germany Mainz Festival Tanzmainz


photos : Valerie Simmons