Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
Zwei Frauen, die auf Stühlen sitzend tanzen. Schwarzweiss-Foto.

"Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich", choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s very first performance, premiered in 1982. Fase comprises three duets and one solo, choreographed to four repetitive compositions by the American minimalist Steve Reich. De Keersmaeker uses the structure of Reich’s music to develop an independent movement idiom that doesn’t merely illustrate the music but also adds a new dimension to it. Both the music and the dance start from the principle of phase shifting through tiny variations: movements that are initially perfectly synchronous gradually start slipping and sliding, resulting in an ingenious play of continuously changing forms and patterns.
Having always danced Fase herself, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, for the first time in the work’s history, now passes it on to two new dancers.

Duration: 70 min.

Accompanying programme
Mon 04.11. – Fri 08.11. 10:30 – 12:00 Professional Training with Tale Dolven (Rosas)

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A cooperation of Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and tanzhaus nrw as part of "Konstellationen"/"100 jahre bauhaus im westen".

Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Danced by (alternating): Yuika Hashimoto, Laura Maria Poletti / Laura Bachman, Soa Ratsifandrihana; Created witht: Jennifer Everhard (Come Out), Michèle Anne De Mey (Piano Phase, Clapping Music); Music: Steve Reich (Piano Phase (1967), Come Out (1966), Violin Phase (1967), Clapping Music (1972)); Lighting: Remon Fromont: Costume 1981: Martine André, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Artistic planning, coordination: Anne Van Aerschot; Technical director: Joris De Bolle; Coordination Costume: Heide Vanderieck; Production costume: Maria Eva Rodrigues-Reyes, Charles Gisèle; Technology: Max Adams, Jonathan Maes, Quinten Maes, Michael Smets. World premiere: 18.03.1982 Beursschouwburg Brüssel.
A production by Schaamte vzw Brüssel and Avila vzw Brüssel 1982, co-produced by De Munt/La Monnaie, Sadler's Wells London, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Théâtre de la Ville Paris. With thanks to Ella De Vos, Stefano Scoli. Rosas is funded by Vlaamse Gemeenschap and BNP Paribas Foundation. "Konstellationen" is a co-operational project by Kunstsammlung NRW & tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, Museum Folkwang & PACT Zollverein Essen, Museum Ludwig & Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln within the framework of "100 jahre bauhaus im westen" as well as Land Nordrhein-Westfalen and Landschaftsverbänden Rheinland (LVR) and Westfalen-Lippe (LWL), funded by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas „Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich“

Konstellationen – 100 jahre bauhaus im westen