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Dance

Achterland

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas

Presentation

Achterland is a seminal choreography in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre. In this 1990 performance, for the first time, the choreographer gave the musicians a central position on stage and let them play an active role in the overall dynamic—an approach she would repeat in many subsequent projects. The unusual combination of György Ligeti’s and Eugène Ysaÿe’s music inspired De Keersmaeker and her dancers to create an original dance score with a delicate balance between energetic virtuosity and deceleration. This also was the choreographer’s first time writing dancing material specifically for men; she added three male dancers to what until that point had been a predominantly female company. In Achterland, the prevalent femininity and minimalism of several of Rosas’s earlier works gave way to an ambiguous no-man’s-land characterized by a blurring of boundaries and symbols.

Music
  • György Ligeti – 8 Etudes for solo piano (1985–2001)
  • Eugène Ysaÿe – Sonates pour violon seul, op. 27 / 1, 3 & 4 (1923)
Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ChoreographyANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER

ScenographyHERMAN SORGELOOS
Light designJEAN-LUC DUCOURT
CostumesANN WECKX

PianoWILHEM LATCHOUMIA / JOONAS AHONEN
ViolinJUAN MARÍA BRACERAS / NAAMAN SLUCHIN

Danced by
ROSAS

ProductionROSAS
Co-production 1990LA MONNAIE / DE MUNT, STICHTING VAN GOGH 1990, ROTTERDAMSE SCHOUWBURG, THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE (PARIS)
Co-production 2018CONCERTGEBOUW (BRUGGE)
Co-presentationLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT, THÉÂTRE NATIONAL, KAAITHEATER

Agenda

Agenda