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Rain (live)
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Dance

Rain (live)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas

Presentation

STEVE REICH FOR 18 MUSICIANS AND 10 DANCERS

‘The experience of creating and performing Rain is ‘unconditioning’: it requires yielding to a sense of generous anarchy within a rigorously constructed mathematical framework,’ the choreographer recalls. Rain, one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most vibrant choreographies, is set to Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich (who turns 80 in October). It premiered in 2001 and will now be revived exclusively, after having been away from the scene for years. It is a sort of madness of movement, a tide or fire that passes from body to body without ever settling on one particular person, choreographed to the pulsating rhythmic waves of Reich’s minimalist music. We witness the surrender of dancers to an irrepressible collective energy that binds them to each other, as an exuberant network takes shape in which breath and speed are shared, as is that strange camaraderie that can only come into being beyond exhaustion.

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Cast
Cast

Choreography ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
Conductor GEORGES-ELIE OCTORS
Set design & lighting JAN VERSWEYVELD
Costumes DRIES VAN NOTEN

Danced by
LAURA BACHMAN, LAV CRNCEVIC, LÉA DUBOIS, ANIKA EDSTRÖM KAWAJI, ZOI EFSTATHIOU, YUIKA HASHIMOTO, LAURA MARIA POLETTI, SOA RATSIFANDRIHANA, JOSÉ PAULO DOS SANTOS, FRANK GIZYCKI, ROBIN HAGHI, LUKA ŠVAJDA, THOMAS VANTUYCOM 

Ensemble Ictus
MIQUEL BERNAT, TOM DE COCK, GÉRY CAMBIER, MICHAEL WEILACHER, JESSICA RYCKWAERT, GERRIT NULENS, GEORGES-ELIE OCTORS, LAURENCE CORNEZ, FABIAN FIORINI, JEAN-LUC FAFCHAMPS, STÉPHANE GINSBURG, DIRK DESCHEEMAEKER, CARLOS GALVEZ, IGOR SEMENOFF, GEERT DE BIÈVRE

Synergy Vocals
MICAELA HASLAM, AMANDA MORRISON, HEATHER CAIRNCROSS, CAROLINE JAYA-RATNAM

PRODUCTION 2001 La Monnaie / De Munt, Rosas
CO-PRODUCTION 2016 La Monnaie / De Munt, Rosas, Sadler's Wells (London), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
CO-PRESENTATION La Monnaie / De Munt, Rosas & Kaaitheater

Agenda

Agenda