Beyoncé’s “Countdown” made pop hearts skip a beat – and it made waves in the dance world. Because in her video, the grand mistress of musical movement borrowed generously from Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s choreography “Rosas danst Rosas”. Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker is the icon of contemporary dance: This triggered litigation as well as the innovative “Re:Rosas” project. The choreography was made freely available for re-dancing, restaging, on the only condition that a video of the reinterpretation should be sent back.
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Belgian company Rosas reintroduces the brilliant and provocative classic, interpreted by a younger generation of dancers, back to the stage, imbuing the original version’s choreography with new life. At the centre of this masterwork for four dancers: A quick pulse that drives exact everyday movements in virtuosic repetition and tender trying into aggressive falling – accompanied by Thierry de Mey’s and Peter Vermeersch’s furious musical compositions. With its meticulous timing, tireless synchronicity and varying repetition bordering on exhaustion, the creation remains as breathtaking as it was when it premiered in 1983, when Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker wrote dance history at the outset of her global career.
“A human triumph over too much perfection.“ “Die Presse“, July 30th, 2009
Duration: 95 min.
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Professional Training with Fumiyo Ikeda / Rosas
Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Dance: Laura Bachman, Léa Dubois, Anika Edström Kawaji, Yuika Hashimoto, Laura Maria Poletti, Soa Ratsifandrihana (alternating); Created by: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Adriana Borriello, Michèle Anne De Mey, Fumiyo Ikeda; Musik: Thierry De Mey, Peter Vermeersch; Musicians (Recordings): Thierry De Mey (Percussion and Piano), Walter Hus (Piano), Eric Sleichim (Saxophone), Peter Vermeersch (Clarinet); Light: Remon Fromont; Costumes: Rosas; Rehearsal Management: Fumiyo Ikeda, Sue Yeon Youn; Artistic Coordination, Scheduling: Anne Van Aerschot; Technical Direction: Joris Erven; Coordination Costumes: Heide Vanderieck; Technical Support: Max Adams, Joris De Bolle, Quinten A production by Rosas & Kaaitheater (1983), coproduced by De Munt / La Monnaie, Sadler’s Wells, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Rosas is supported by the Vlaamse Gemeenschap.