Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas
A Love Supreme
12.09 – 29.09.2019
In A Love Supreme, John Coltrane and his musicians start from a simple basic structure and construct a completely free improvisation that continuously breaks new ground. In 2005, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Salva Sanchis created a quartet set to Coltrane’s music. His jazz is renowned for its exploration of the tension between tonal and rhythmic complexity and simplicity. This is translated literally in the dance: improvisation and composition interweave until they fuse completely. In 2017, Sanchis and De Keersmaeker adapted A Love Supreme with four young, male dancers. The distinctly vibrant production was immediately selected for the TheaterFestival. It is high time that you join the dancers again and succumb to Coltrane’s spiritual tribute to divine love!
choreography Salva Sanchis, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by (alternating) José Paulo dos Santos, Bilal El had, Robin Haghi, Jason Respilieux, Thomas Vantuycom | original version created in 2005 with Cynthia Loemij, Moya Michael, Salva Sanchis, Igor Shyshko | music A Love Supreme, John Coltrane | recording tenor saxophone, vocals: John Coltrane, piano: McCoy Tyner, bass: Jimmy Garrison, drums: Elvin Jones, Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance & Psalm © Coltrane, J., © Jowcol Music, Inc. (Universal Music Publ. N.V.) | lighting design Jan Versweyveld | revised lighting design Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Luc Schaltin | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | rehearsal director Salva Sanchis, Cynthia Loemij, Bryana Fritz | artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot | technical director Joris De Bolle | costumes coordinator Heide Vanderieck | technicians Max Adams, Jonathan Maes, Quentin Maes, Michael Smets | production Rosas | co-production De Munt/La Monnaie | special thanks to Erik Bogaerts, Jeroen Van Herzeele | world premiere 23/02/2017, Kaaitheater | Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation