The Walk to Fisterra - A Cellist's Journey
American cellist Dane Johansen discovered the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route running nearly 600 miles across Spain and after years of careful planning, traveled to Spain with his cello on his back, fulfilling his dream to walk the Camino and share Bach’s Cello Suites with people along the way. During his 40 days on the trail, Dane played 36 community concerts in ancient churches and managed to share Bach’s music with thousands of people. Traveling with Dane, a team of documentary film makers captured stunning footage of the entire experience, recorded all of the concerts, and interviewed locals and other pilgrims about their experiences along the Camino de Santiago…
“FOR ME, PLAYING BACH’S SUITES FOR SOLO CELLO IS LIKE MEDITATION, OR PRAYER. I NEED THEM LIKE I NEED FOOD OR WATER. THEY SUSTAIN MY SPIRIT AND IT IS MY HOPE THEY WILL SUSTAIN OTHERS.” - DANE JOHANSEN
Having successfully completed the Camino de Santiago, Dane’s musical pilgrimage continues. He and his team are working hard to distil the footage from their adventure into a feature length documentary film which will tell the story of Dane’s ‘Walk to Fisterra,’ and the story of the Camino as experienced by pilgrims and the people who live along the route. His recording of the Bach Cello Suites will be available along with the film which is scheduled for release in 2016. Join the mailing list for updates and news!
Dane has performed many concerts to benefit his ongoing fundraising effort and enjoys the opportunity to share his incredible experience with audiences. To date, the team has garnered support from over four hundred individuals and organizations and is working hard to gather the support needed to complete the film. If you would like to become part of our growing family of supporters, please contact us or visit us online at www.walktofisterra.com. For information about hosting a concert, lecture presentation, or film screening, contact Dane.
“THESE SUITES SEEM TO SHINE WITH THE MOST GLITTERING KIND OF POETRY! I DISCOVERED A NEW WORLD OF SPACE AND BEAUTY, THE PUREST AND MOST INTENSE OF MY ARTISTC LIFE.” - PABLO CASALS