Festival Quartiers Danses and Bourgie Hall present

Alex Neoral (Rio de Janeiro) – Focus Dances Bach

The outstanding Brazilian dance company Focus Cia de Dança will be back in Montreal to present another spectacular performance.

FOCUS DANCES BACH is an ode to the amazing Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the world’s best known classical composers. Musicians and dancers share the same stage in three distinct pieces. In-finito, specially conceived for Bourgie Hall, plays with the number 8, a symbol for infinity, in a never-ending movement. In Prólogo 1, 2,3,4/ Interpret, based on Partita for Violin Solo No 2’s five movements, dancers flood the stage, creating an overwhelming presence while making way for new spaces. Lastly, Um a um showcases a sequence of connected duos, unveiling the full potential of what can be achieved with two dancers.

“I always look forward and I strive to explore things I don’t know in my artistic process. Yet, I realize that every piece I create is a part of my life on stage, almost as if it were a moving biography.” – Alex Neoral

Alexander Read, violin
Elinor Frey, cello
Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord
Dance company FOCUS CIA DE DANÇA 
Alex Neoral, choreography

Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 5 in F minor,
BWV 1018
In addition to other chamber music works from J.S. Bach

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 8:00pm
To purchase your tickets visit: www.mbam.qc.ca/en/bourgie-hall/