Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas [BE]
12.04 – 15.04.2018
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: three male dancers joined Rosas, which at the time was still a predominantly female company. The minimalism and dominant femininity of early Rosas pieces gave way to an ambiguous no-man’s-land in which boundaries and signs were blurred.
choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by (alternating) Laura Bachman, Lav Crnčević, Léa Dubois, José Paulo dos Santos, Anika Edström Kawaji, Bilal El Had, Frank Gizycki, Robin Haghi, Yuika Hashimoto, Laura Maria Poletti, Soa Ratsifandrihana, Luka Švajda | music György Ligeti (8 Etudes for solo piano), Eugène Ysaÿe (Sonatas 1, 3 & 4 for solo violin) | musicians Wilhem Latchoumia/Joonas Ahonen (piano), Juan María Braceras/Naaman Sluchin (violin) | set Herman Sorgeloos | lighting design Jean-Luc Ducourt | costumes Ann Weckx | production Rosas | co-production 1990 De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussels), Stichting Van Gogh 1990, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) | co-production 2018 De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussels), Concertgebouw Brugge | world premiere 27/11/90, La Monnaie/De Munt (Brussels)