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  • Billy Bell, Lindsey Renee Derry, Sarah Fregeau, Alexandre Jolicoeur, Waldean Nelson, François Richard, Lauren Semeschuk et Emilie Tremblay

    Photo: Valerie Simmons
  • Sarah Fregeau, François Richard, Lindsey Renee Derry, Alexandre Jolicoeur

    Photo: Valerie Simmons
  • Sarah Fregeau, François Richard, Lindsey Renee Derry, Alexandre Jolicoeur

    Photo: Valerie Simmons
  • Photo: Valerie Simmons

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  • SPEC du Haut-Richelieu
    • April 6, 2014, 3:30 pm
  • Théâtre de la Ville
    • April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm
  • Total duration: 60 min
  • Diptych is set to the music of J.S. Bach. The first part is set to pieces drawn from Books I and II of the Well-Tempered Clavier. The music for the second part comes from the sonatas and partitas (or suites) for solo cello. While in some previous works Navas has collaborated with contemporary composers, here he continues his exploration of the potential for his choreographic vocabulary to resonate with classical music. José Navas’ work is known for combining extreme technical control and architectural precision with organic, fluid and passionate movement. In Diptych, Navas seizes the opportunity presented by the diptych form to segregate his two sides as choreographer and dance artist. The first part, set to piano, is structured, controlled, precise, angular, and architectural. The ten dancers are following the structure of the music. The second part is entirely different. More fluid, joyous, and improvised, here the dancers are listening to the heart of the music and dancing from it. Relative to previous work, the two parts of Diptych reveal greater classical influence.

    • Year of premiere: 2011
    • Target audience: Grand public
    • Choreographer(s): José Navas
    • Performer(s): Billy Bell, Lindsey Renee Derry, Sarah Fregeau, Alexandre Jolicoeur, Waldean Nelson, François Richard, Lauren Semeschuk et Emilie Tremblay
    • Collaborator(s): Conception des costumes: José Navas/Compagnie Flak; Fabrication des costumes: L'Atelier de couture Sonya B; Éclairages: Marc Parent;Musique: Prélude à Diptych: Montage audio Alexander MacSween; Diptych: Johann Sebastian Bach extraits des Suites pour violoncelle (BWV 1010, 1007) et du Clavier bien tempéré (BWV 846-869)

    Prélude à Diptych: November 13, 2012, Danse Danse, Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada

    Diptych: May 14, 2011, Concertgebouw in Bruges, Belgium

    Last update: 17 novembre 2015