Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker makes audiences see dance in a new way. Achterland stretches the very definition of dance.— The New York Times
Achterland is a seminal choreography in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre. In this 1990 performance, for the first time, the choreographer gave the musicians a central position on stage and let them play an active role in the overall dynamic—an approach she would repeat in many subsequent projects. The unusual combination of György Ligeti’s and Eugène Ysaÿe’s music inspired De Keersmaeker and her dancers to create an original dance score with a delicate balance between energetic virtuosity and deceleration. Achterland was the first Rosas performance to premiere at La Monnaie. Thirty years later, the performance has lost none of its force.
This production is part of Troika Dance, our joint dance programme with KVS and the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles.
MusicGYÖRGY LIGETI, 8 Études for piano solo (1985, 1988-94)
EUGÈNE YSAŸE, 3 Sonates pour violon seul, op.27 n°2 (1923)
ChoreographyANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
Director and lightingJEAN LUC DUCOURT
Set designHERMAN SORGELOOS
PianoWILHEM LATCHOUMIA / JOONAS AHONEN
ViolinJUAN MARÍA BRACERAS / NAAMAN SLUCHIN
Danced by (alternating)
LAURA BACHMAN, LAV CRNČEVIĆ, LÉA DUBOIS, JOSÉ PAULO DOS SANTOS, ANIKA EDSTRÖM KAWAJI, BILAL EL HAD, FRANK GIZYCKI, ROBIN HAGHI, YUIKA HASHIMOTO, LAURA MARIA POLETTI, SOA RATSIFANDRIHANA, LUKA ŠVAJDA
Co-realisationLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT, KAAITHEATER