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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker receives the Medal for Merit to Culture from the Portuguese government.

Mo  29  September 2014

On Monday 29 September 2014 the Belgian choreographer was presented this medal by the Portuguese Secretary of State for Culture Jorge Barreto Xavier. 

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In a press release the Secretary of State describes Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker as on the world’s most highly respected names in the field of contemporary dance, who, thanks to her close links with Portugal, has contributed to the spread and enrichment of contemporary dance in Portugal.
The several collaborations with the Companhia Nacional de Bailado (Portugal’s National Ballet) and her residence as artist of the City of Lisbon in 2012 are just a few examples of this close relationship with Portugal.

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La Monnaie - Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker receives the Medal for Merit to Culture from the Portuguese government.