Bliss, first excerpt

José Navas confirms his talent for contemporary ballet with a full-evening program for Ballet BC, where he is choreographer in residence. Consisting of three pieces, each almost a half-hour in length, Bliss will be presented May 10-12 at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Along with this reprisal of the acclaimed The bliss that from their limbs all movement takes from 2010, Bliss will feature two new sections, the first set to the music of Mozart and the second set to Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.

photo credit for the thumbnail: Chris Randle (dancer Dario Dinuzzi)

ORA, by Philippe Baylaucq

 

Meet Philippe Baylaucq, director of the film ORA (2011), a unique sensory experience using cutting-edge 3D thermal imaging technology.

ORA is dance transformed by film – a journey into the worlds of choreographer José Navas and filmmaker Philippe Baylaucq. Together, they have created a spectacular cinematic adventure, in which six dancers with luminous bodies set off to discover a world marked by the heat they produce.

photo credit for the thumbnail: National Film Board of Canada

ORA, meeting with José Navas

 

Meet choreographer José Navas, one of the artists behind the film ORA (2011). It’s a unique sensory experience, using cutting-edge 3D thermal imaging technology.

ORA is dance transformed by film – a journey into the worlds of choreographer José Navas and filmmaker Philippe Baylaucq. Together, they have created a spectacular cinematic adventure, in which six dancers with luminous bodies set off to discover a world marked by the heat they produce.

photo credit for the thumbnail: National Film Board of Canada

Diptych: Navas, Bach and 8 dancers (preview)

José Navas presents, back-to-back, two distinct approaches to movement, set to the music of Bach for piano or cello. A piece for eight dancers which was premiered in Bruges in May 2011.

Personæ, a solo work by José Navas (preview)

José Navas presents, with these seven solos, a personal study of the relationship between desire and divinity. This is a work filled with daring and authenticity, which was premiered in May 2011 in Bruges.

Miniatures, a solo work by José Navas (preview)

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Created in 2008, Miniatures retraces some of the highlights of choreographer José Navas’ life, through a series of seven solos, set to some very moving music. One of the most romantic works in Compagnie Flak’s repertoire.

José Navas in a creation residency for Personæ

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December 2010. Following an invitation from the Danse Danse presenters and the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, José Navas tests his work in progress, Personae, his new solo work. Report.

2009 Fundraising gala of José Navas/Compagnie Flak, photo memories

There was a fantastic turnout for Compagnie Flak’s 2009 Fundraising gala! After the show, the artistic and administrative team joined its supporters and donors at a cocktail, chronicled by photographer Valerie Simmons.