Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are considered a milestone in the history of Western music. The intellectual and architectural elements continue to have a contemporary appeal, with their rhythmic vitality and melodic intricacy. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s affinity with Bach was already apparent in several previous creations, and she continues to pursue a choreography that captures the essence of Bach’s music. In this production, Bach’s score, performed by the world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, is explored, challenged, and performed through a choreography for three male and two female dancers, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker herself one of them. Both the individual character of the six suites and their mutual interconnections emerge from this riveting symbiosis of music and dance.
- Johann Sebastian Bach 6 Suites a Violoncello Solo senza Basso, BWV 1007–1012 (ca. 1720)
- György Kurtág Jelek II op. 5b (1961–1999), Arnyak (1999), Az hit (1998), János Pilinszky / Gérard de Nerval, op. 5b (1986), In memoriam Aczél György
ChoreographyANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
Created with and danced by
ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER, MARIE GOUDOT, MICHAËL POMERO, JULIEN MONTY, BOŠTJAN ANTONČIČ
Co-productionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT, RUHRTRIENNALE, CONCERTGEBOUW (BRUGGE), LE THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE AVEC LE FESTIVAL D’AUTOMNE À PARIS, SADLER’S WELLS (LONDON), LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG, OPÉRA DE LILLE, LUDWIGSBURGER SCHLOSSFESTSPIELE, ELBPHILHARMONIE (HAMBURG), MONTPELLIER DANSE 2018
Co-presentationKAAITHEATER, BOZAR MUSIC