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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.

Compagnie Flak in Quebec City, Seoul and Dublin

After receiving enthusiastic acclaim in Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway and Germany, Anatomies continues to tour, making its next stops at La Rotonde in Québec City and at the Modern Dance Festival (MODAFE) in Seoul, Korea.

Presented over twenty times since its creation in Montreal in 2006, this piece for five dancers is reinvented by a completely new cast. This time, José Navas is surrounded by the talented dancers Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, Lindsey Parker, Eldon Pulak and Lauren Semeschuk.

Between these two Anatomies tours, José Navas will fly solo for the Dublin Dance Festival where he will present Miniatures; an auto portrait in seven solos created in 2008 after seven years consecrated to the creation of group pieces.

Theatres

Anatomies and Miniatures are José Navas/Compagnie Flak productions in coproduction with l’Agora de la danse

Miniatures – A self-portrait in the form of an impressionist’s mosaic

José Navas in <em>Miniatures</em>

Photo: Valerie Simmons

After seven years of creation devoted to group pieces, José Navas returns to solo work with a renewed passion and reveals himself with all the nuances and subtleties of a mature dancer. Exposing the fragility of a soloist who bares his soul, he invites the public to an intimate encounter with the artist and man, in an unveiling of his personal history in seven short solos to music chosen by the artist. One of the most romantic shows in Compagnie Flak’s repertoire. Touching and exhilarating.

Agora de la danse

  • Premiere: 23 October 2008
  • Shows: 24_25_29_30_31 October_1 November, 8 pm
  • Tickets: 514 525 1500

A production of José Navas/Compagnie Flak in coproduction with Agora de la danse.

A new creation by José Navas for the Gala Anik Bissonnette

Anick BissonnetteOn June 6th, Anik Bissonnette bids farewell to Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal with a show including a brand new work by choreographer José Navas: a solo entitled Límpido amor set to Ave Maria by Rachmaninov. His very first creation for a dancer on pointe, José Navas’ work enters the repertoire of Les Grands Ballets where it will be performed in the future by another dancer.

“The pure and simple gestures come from a solo that I had begun to create for myself that I found too lyrical”, confides the choreographer, moved and honored by the invitation of Gradimir Pankov to pay homage to the dancer who will have danced 18 years with Les Grands Ballets. “With Anik, it became something completely different. She appropriated the material and made it into something that suited her. (…) She is 45 years old, we sense in her way of moving that she is a mother and she continues to dance with subtlety and an immense passion. It is a gift to have been able to work with her.”

The Gala Anik Bissonnette will be presented at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts for one night only, June 6th at 8pm. It will also include the piece Polyphonia by Christopher Wheeldon and Noces by Stijn Celis.