Johansen to Discuss Documentary Project

Friday, Nov 09, 2018
Juilliard Journal
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"The Camino de Santiago has been a rite of passage and a spiritual quest for more than 1,000 years. Three hundred years since their creation, Bach’s Cello Suites offer modern listeners a musical journey and an endless source of intrigue and inspiration. The Camino de Santiago and Bach’s Suites are both journeys, timeless in their appeal and relevance and available to all people, regardless of background, age or language.” —Dane Johansen (MM ’08, Artist Diploma ’10, cello)

Dane Johansen
A view from the hills between Roncesvalles and Zabaldika

On November 12, Dane Johansen, now a member of the Cleveland Orchestra, returns to Juilliard for a Lunch and Learn at which he will discuss his documentary project, Strangers on the Earth.

Dane Johnasen
An outdoor evening concert in Astorga

In 2014, Johansen set out on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, a medieval pilgrimage route, with cello and camera crew in tow. He walked 600 miles, playing and recording Bach’s 6 suites for solo cello in 36 churches over 45 days. At the Juilliard event, co-sponsored by the Kovner Fellowship and the Alan D. Marks Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Services, he’ll talk about what it takes to imagine, produce, and successfully launch a personal passion project. (He spoke with the Journal about the pilgrimage not long after it happened.)