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Rosas danst Rosas
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Dance

Rosas
danst Rosas

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas

Presentation

REDISCOVER A MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF DANCE

In 1983, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker made her international breakthrough with Rosas danst Rosas, a performance that has since become a benchmark in the history of post-modern dance. Rosas danst Rosas builds on the minimalist approach first taken in Fase (1982): abstract movements constitute the basis of a layered choreographic structure dominated by repetition. The intensity of these movements is countered by small everyday gestures. Rosas danst Rosas is unequivocally feminine: four female dancers ‘dance themselves’, again and again. This tenaciousness and the resulting exhaustion create an emotional tension that contrasts sharply with the rigorous structure of the choreography. The repetitive music (dubbed ‘maximalist’ by its composers, Thierry De Mey and Peter Vermeersch) was created at the same time as the choreography. This revival will be danced by a completely new young cast.

Sunday 25 june Kaaitheater organises Matinee Kadee for children under the age of 12. Parents can watch the show while their children have a good time at the workshop.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

Choreography ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER

Set design ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
Lighting REMON FROMONT
Costumes ROSAS
Musicians (recording) THIERRY DE MEY, WALTER HUS, ERIC SLEICHIM, PETER VERMEERSCH

Danced by
LAURA BACHMAN, LÉA DUBOIS, ANIKA EDSTRÖM KAWAJI, ZOI EFSTATHIOU, YUIKA HASHIMOTO, LAURA MARIA POLETTI, SOA RATSIFANDRIHANA

PRODUCTION 1983 Rosas, Kaaitheater
CO-PRODUCTION 2017 La Monnaie / De Munt, Rosas, Sadler's Wells (London)
CO-PRESENTATION La Monnaie / De Munt, Rosas, Kaaitheater

Agenda

Agenda