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.
With a structure evoking a musical score, S (2008) is stamped with a strong sense of composition, a fascination with the mechanics of the human body and a profound respect for its intelligence.
In the first part of this fascinating interview, choreographer José Navas speaks about the creative process of S, a piece for eight dancers performed to the music of Erik Satie.
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 [...]
After a successful run in Frankfurt last September, Compagnie Flak continues its foray into Germany with Anatomies. Anatomies will be presented at two festivals this month: the 9th edition of the Internationale Tanztage 2009 in Oldenburg and the Schrit_tmacher 2009 in Aachen, where it will be performed in the Ludwig Forum Museum, an amazing [...]
Individual logic in movement, soul and space and add the beauty of Satie. The first time we performed this piece, it was magic to listen to Claire Chevalier’s piano interpretation of Satie… she is sublime! Choreographer and company: José Navas/Compagnie Flak Music: Erik Satie Piano: Claire Chevalier
Before flying to Germany where Compagnie Flak will present four shows of the piece Anatomies next week, choreographer Jose Navas speaks about the challenges of presenting a new version of a dance show with a new cast.
For its first foray in to french Belgium, Compagnie Flak is honored to be closing the celebrated International Brigittines Festival. The 5th and 6th of September, José Navas, Mira Peck, David Rancourt, Ami Shulman and Jamie Wright will take the sacred space of the historic Chapel of the Baroque church which is a part of [...]
2nd & 17th May: The Netherlands 7th & 9th: May Belgium Following in the steps of Portable Dances, Anatomies will be presented in four European theatres. It will be a tour that solidifies our relationships with Belgian and Dutch producers and that precedes another crossing of the Atlantic this coming autumn. With Anatomies, José Navas [...]
Following in the steps of Portable Dances, Anatomies will be presented in four European theatres. It will be a tour that solidifies our relationships with Belgian and Dutch producers and that precedes another crossing of the Atlantic this coming autumn. With Anatomies, José Navas refines the alphabet of his calligraphy in space with a renewed [...]
Montreal, September 11th 2007 – For the first time since its creation in 1995, Compagnie Flak departs on tour with two shows. Between mid-September and mid-October, José Navas and his dancers will be on tour in Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands for a total of eight performances of Anatomies and Portable Dances. For their first [...]
Montreal, November 6, 2006 – Anatomies, the new creation of José Navas, will be presented at l’Agora de la danse from 8-11 November and as part of OFF CINARS, 14 and 15 November 2006. In this new piece, the spirit of meditation in dance is taken still further than in Portable Dances, the piece in [...]
France September 19 & 20 Les Plateaux de la Biennale Maison des Arts de Créteil Hungary October 6 & 7 Autumn Festival in Budapest Trafo House of Contemporary Arts Montreal, September 12, 2006 – It will be a busy fall for José Navas/Compagnie Flak. In addition to the new piece by José Navas to be [...]