Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Bartók / Beethoven / Schönberg
Big stage
15.11.2019 – 17.11.2019
 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas  „Bartók / Beethoven / Schönberg“
Man und Frau tanzen. Er hält sie an den Unterarmen und kreist
Vier Tänzerinnen, schwarz gekleidet und tanzend
Drei Tänzerinnen auf halber Spitze, schwarz gekleidet und in Bewegung

On this repertory evening, Rosas brings together three early works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In 1986, De Keersmaeker first ventured into the terrain of contemporary classical music with Bartók's string quartet Quartet No. 4. In a choreography punctuated by both playful and combative accents, De Keersmaeker took on the task of distilling a dance score out of Bartók's complex rhythms and layered harmonies. In the Grosse Fuge (1992), De Keersmaeker sets out to find a male vocabulary, with Rosas’ dancers challenging gravity in a piece that sought to provide a physical translation of Beethoven's ingenious use of counterpoint. The final piece of the evening, Verklärte Nacht (1995), presents a shamelessly romantic love story, in which the contrasting feelings of a man and a woman are dissected and interpreted in an expressive duet/trio based on Schönberg's eponymous musical score. Each of the three pieces constitutes a choreographic response to a specific historical score, unveiling De Keersmaeker's penchant for both abstract conceptualisation and narrative composition.

Duration: 105 min.

Accompanying programme
Fri 15.11. 18:30 documentary "Mitten" (2019)
Sat 16.11. 19:00 Introductory lecture by Alexander Kleinschrodt
Sun 17.11. 17:00 documentary "Mitten" (2019)

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

QUATUOR N°4 (Bartók/Aantekeningen – 1986) Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Music: Béla Bartók, Quatuor n°4; Lighting design: Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Costume: Rosas; Premiere: 16.05.1986 Théâtre CBA Brüssel. DIE GROSSE FUGE (ERTS – 1992) Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, Große Fuge, op.133; Lighting design: Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Costume: Rosas; Premiere: 02.02.1992 Halles de Schaerbeek Brüssel. VERKLÄRTE NACHT (1995 – new version 2014) Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Music: Arnold Schönberg, Verklärte Nacht, op. 4; Lighting design: Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; Costume: Rosas/Rudy Sabounghi; Premiere: 16.08.2014 Ruhrtriennale. Danced by (alternating): Boštjan Antončič, Laura Bachman, Lav Crnčević, José Paulo dos Santos, Anika Edström Kawaji, Bilal El Had, Frank Gizycki, Robin Haghi, Yuika Hashimoto, Cynthia Loemij, Laura Maria Poletti, Soa Ratsifandrihana, Luka Švajda, Thomas Vantuycom.
A production by Rosas, co-produced by De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels). Funded by Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius. 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