“Serious, profound, yet the piece doesn’t make us sad, but rather soothed, indeed enlivened.” Lametropole.com, Aline Apostolska, 2020
To see a solo performance by José Navas is to experience just how far dance can go to stir your spirit and soothe your soul. For his new creation, he was captivated by the desire to translate Franz Schubert’s beloved song cycle into movement. Winterreise (Winter Journey), the composer’s final work before his death in 1829, is infused with operatic themes of tragedy that beautifully serve Navas’s own creative process as a maturing artist. This evocative performance elegantly intertwines the solo dancer with Francis Perron on piano and Jacques-Olivier Chartier as tenor.
Performance is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.