This fusion of atomic precision and raw energy is one of the masterpieces of the late 20th century.— The Guardian
In 1998, with twenty years of impressive artistic achievement behind her, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker returned to two of her great loves as a choreographer: pure dance and the minimalistic music of Steve Reich. The result was a stunning new work to Reich’s pulsating score for percussion, pushing to the extreme everything that had gradually come to characterise De Keersmaeker’s choreographic work: the mathematical figures, the sustained repetition, the geometric occupation of the space, and the art of continuous variation. Since then, Drumming has been performed repeatedly on stages all around the globe and has become one of Rosas’s most iconic and fascinating choreographies.
This live version – with the spellbinding percussion of the Ictus ensemble combined with the joyful vibrancy of the Rosas dancers – serves up a breathtaking fusion of movement and sound.
Choreography ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
Danced by ROSAS
Created in 1998 with IRIS BOUCHE, BRUCE CAMPBELL, MARTA CORONADO, ALIX EYNAUDI, FUMIYO IKEDA, MARTIN KILVÁDY, OLIVER KOCH, CYNTHIA LOEMIJ, ROBERTO OLIVÁN DE LA IGLESIA, URSULA ROBB, TAKA SHAMOTO, ROSALBA TORRES
Music STEVE REICH 'DRUMMING'
Music directionGERRIT NULENS Musicians ICTUS
Percussions GEORGES-ELIE OCTORS,
TOM DE COCK,
RUBEN MARTINEZ ORIO,
FRANK VAN EYCKEN,
Flutes CHRYSI DIMITRIOU
Voice LORE BINON,
Set and lighting design JAN VERSWEYVELD
Costumes DRIES VAN NOTEN
Production 1998 ROSAS, DE MUNT / LA MONNAIE, LA BÂTIE – FESTIVAL DE GENÈVE
Coproduction DE MUNT / LA MONNAIE, SADLER'S WELLS, LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG
Premiere 07.08.1998 IMPULSTANZ WIEN