DECEMBER 10 & 11, 2020 - 7PM
DECEMBER 13 TO 15, 2020
L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal presents the show entitled Les danses de la mi-chemin, featuring its second-year students. For the occasion, artistic and program director Lucie Boissinot has invited choreographer José Navas to create a piece for a large group.
Choreographer José Navas
André Abat-Roy, Meihan Carrier-Brisson, Aliénor Chamoux, Chanel Cheiban, Maéva Cochin, Clémence Dinard, Nolwenn Duhaut, Mara Dupas, Anna Duverne, Aurélie Ann Figaro, Débora Huynh, Rony Joaquin Figueroa, Yoram Karoubi, Nûr Khatir, Marianne Lataillade, Nils Levazeux, Carlos-Alexis Mendoza, Marianne Murphy, Isabelle Sue Pilette, Valentine Rousseau, Jérôme Tremblay-Lanthier, Zoé Uliana, Jérôme Zerges
Artistic director Lucie Boissinot
Rehearsal director Anne Le Beau
Lighting designer Stéphane Ménigot
Costume designers Ève-Lyne Dallaire, Noémi Paquette
Production manager Nicolas Labelle
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, José Navas moves to New York before settling in Montréal, where he creates his first choreography in 1991. Four years later he founds Compagnie Flak. José Navas dances with intensity in solo shows charged with emotion, he constructs abstract and captivating group pieces, and he creates pieces of contemporary ballet with classicism and sensitivity. As guest choreographer for prestigious ballet companies, he created an iconoclastic version of Giselle (2013) for Ballet BC, Watershed (2013) for the National Ballet of Canada, and Dénouement/Auflösung (2015) for the German company tanzmainz. His work has been presented in 30 countries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.