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LA MONNAIE DE MUNT

© Herman Sorgeloos

Dance

Bartók /
Beethoven /
Schönberg

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas

Presentation

Music live performed by musicians of Ictus and the Brussels Philharmonic

On this repertoire evening, Rosas brings together three early works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In 1986, De Keersmaeker first ventured into the terrain of early 20th-century classical music with Bartók’s Fourth String Quartet. In a choreography punctuated by both playful and combative accents, De Keersmaeker took on the task of distilling a dance score out of Bartók’s complex rhythms and layered harmonies. In Die Grosse Fuge (1992), De Keersmaeker sets out to find a male vocabulary, with the dancers of Rosas challenging gravity in a piece that sought to provide a physical translation of Beethoven’s ingenious use of counterpoint. The final piece of the evening, Verklärte Nacht (1995), presents a shamelessly romantic love story, in which the contrasting feelings of a man and a woman are dissected and interpreted in an expressive duet / trio based on Schoenberg’s musical score of the same name. Each of the three pieces constitutes a choreographic response to a specific historical score, illustrating De Keersmaeker’s penchant for both abstract conceptualisation and narrative composition.

Musique
  • Béla Bartók
    String Quartet No.4, Sz.91. (from Bartók, Notes)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Große Fuge, op.133
  • Arnold Schoenberg
    Verklärte Nacht, op.4
Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ChoreographyANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
Music directorALAIN FRANCO (VERKLÄRTE NACHT)
LightingLUC SCHALTIN, ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
CostumesROSAS, RUDY SABOUNGHI (VERKLÄRTE NACHT)

Danced by
ROSAS

String Quartet No.4
ICTUS

Große Fuge
ICTUS

Verklärte Nacht
MUSICIANS OF BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC

ProductionROSAS
Co-productionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE
Co-presentationKAAITHEATER

Agenda

Agenda