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Partita 2

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Boris Charmatz

Two dancers’ bodies and a violinist enclosed in a space designed by the visual artist Michel François. Amandine Beyer plays Bach’s Partita no. 2 for solo violin on the stage. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Boris Charmatz seek to reinvent their dance in the instant : in between the labyrinthine lines of the living architecture of the music. ‘For me, Bach is structure, but his transcending dimension is written in the flesh’ says De Keersmaeker. The chords strike within their bodies, the counterpoint vibrates and comes to life, the current flows and the jig begins to whirl. Mixing meaningful layers and abstract lines, the dance is born with and alongside the music – always on the brink of the rhythm, skimming the edge of silence. This playing with the structure, toying with it or bending it, unfolds an inhabited solitude.


Production Rosas
Co-production La Monnaie / De Munt, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Festival d'Avignon, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, ImPulsTanz (Wien), La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Festival d'Automne (Paris), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisboa), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt)
With the support of Musée de la danse - Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne
Co-presentation La Monnaie / De Munt
© Herman Sorgeloos