‘The 32-year-old Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is one of the few today who make audiences see dance in a new way,’ wrote the New York Times in 1992 in a review of Achterland. De Keersmaeker placed the musicians centre stage and translated the music of Ligeti and Ysaÿe into a choreography that achieves 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