Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas [BE/ES]
A Love Supreme
06.06 – 10.06.2018
Improvisation is composition
In A Love Supreme, John Coltrane and his musicians start from a simple basic structure and then develop a completely free improvisation that constantly expands boundaries.
In 2005, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, along with Salva Sanchis, created a quartet set to Coltrane’s musical composition. The striking thing about his jazz is the tension between complexity and simplicity. This is literally expressed in the dance, with improvisation and composition interweaving until they melt together. In 2017, De Keersmaeker and Sanchis adapted A Love Supreme with four young, male dancers. This exceptionally vital production was one of the highlights of last season, and was promptly selected for the TheaterFestival. Join the dancers, and abandon yourself once again to Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love!
‘De improvisaties vloeien allemaal samen in een hogere orde: puur genot voor oog en hart.’
– DE MORGEN
‘A Love Supreme eert de virtuoze jazz door te excelleren in de danskunst.’
choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Salva Sanchis | danced by José Paulo dos Santos, Bilal El had, Jason Respilieux, Thomas Vantuycom | music A Love Supreme, John Coltrane | lighting design Jan Versweyveld | recast lighting design Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Luc Schaltin | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | co-production 2005 Rosas & De Munt/La Monnaie, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Opéra de Rouen / Haute Normandie, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara | co-production 2017 Rosas & De Munt/La Monnaie | premiere 24/05/2005, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, les Halles de Schaerbeek | Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community