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Dance

The Six Brandenburg Concertos

Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Amandine Beyer / Rosas & B'Rock Orchestra

Presentation
Like no other music, Bach’s carries within itself movement and dance.— Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

During her 1980 stay in New York, when Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker was rehearsing her celebrated Violin Phase to the music of Steve Reich, the only other recording playing in the studio was Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. In those six concerti grossi, Bach deploys the instruments of the baroque orchestra in different, often audacious constellations. Thirty-five years later, the choreographer brings to them the largest forces she has ever worked with: sixteen dancers from different Rosas generations, along with the complete B’Rock baroque ensemble under Amandine Beyer. In her unique The Six Brandenburg Concertos, De Keersmaeker approaches Bach’s music as if it were a ready-made score for a dance piece and Bach’s polyphonic mastery is made flesh in a synthesis of all her choreographic brilliance.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ChoreographyANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
ConductorAMANDINE BEYER

MusicJohann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburgische Konzerte, BWV 1046–1051
MusiciansB’ROCK ORCHESTRA
CostumesAN D'HUYS
Set and lighting designJAN VERSWEYVELD
Dramaturgy JAN VANDENHOUWE
Musical adviceKEES VAN HOUTEN

Created with and danced by
BOŠTJAN ANTONČIČ, CARLOS GARBIN, FRANK GIZYCKI, MARIE GOUDOT, ROBIN HAGHI, CYNTHIA LOEMIJ, MARK LORIMER, MICHAËL POMERO, JASON RESPILIEUX, IGOR SHYSHKO, LUKA ŠVAJDA, JAKUB TRUSZKOWSKI, THOMAS VANTUYCOM, SAMANTHA VAN WISSEN, SANDY WILLIAMS, SUE YEON YOUN

ProductionROSAS
CoproductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE, B’ROCK ORCHESTRA, VOLKSBÜHNE (BERLIN), OPÉRA DE LILLE, OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS, SADLER’S WELLS (LONDON), LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG, CONCERTGEBOUW (BRUGGE), HOLLAND FESTIVAL (AMSTERDAM)

World premiere12 SEPTEMBER 2018, VOLKSBÜHNE (BERLIN)

Dates & tickets

Dates & Tickets