Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas [BE] Ictus & Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Alain Franco
Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg Repertory Evening
19.06 – 27.06.2019
Take a journey through time in one evening. Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg will take you on a journey through three of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s early works, which are each the choreographic response to historic compositions.
In Bartók’s string quartet Quartet n°4 (1986), De Keersmaeker first ventured into the field of contemporary classical music. With playful and combative accents, she distilled a dance from Bartok’s complex and layered rhythms and harmonies. In Die Grosse Fuge (1992), she set out to find a male vocabulary: the dancers challenge gravity, seeking to depict Beethoven’s ingenious counterpoint physically. The final piece, Verklärte Nacht (1995), presents a shamelessly romantic love story, in which the contrasting feelings of a man and a woman – ‘Ich trag ein Kind, und nit von Dir’ – are dissected and interpreted in an expressive duet/trio based on Schönberg's eponymous musical score.
danced by (alternating) Boštjan Antončič, Laura Bachman, Lav Crnčević, José Paulo dos Santos, Anika Edström Kawaji, Bilal El Had, Frank Gizycki, Robin Haghi, Yuika Hashimoto, Cynthia Loemij, Laura Maria Poletti, Soa Ratsifandrihana, Luka Švajda, Thomas Vantuycom
QUATUOR N°4 from BARTÓK/AANTEKENINGEN (1986): choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Rosas | music Béla Bartók, Quatuor n°4 | musicians Ictus | lighting design Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | costumes Rosas | premiere 16/05/1986, Théâtre CBA | production Rosas | co-production De Munt/La Monnaie
DIE GROSSE FUGE from ERTS (1992): choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Rosas | music Ludwig van Beethoven, Grosse Fuge, op.133 | musicians Ictus | lighting design Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | costumes Rosas | Premiere 02/02/1992, Halles de Schaerbeek | production Rosas | co-production De Munt/La Monnaie
VERKLÄRTE NACHT (1995, new version 2014): choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Rosas | music Arnold Schönberg, Verklärte Nacht, op. 4 | musicians Brussels Philharmonic | music director Alain Franco | lighting design Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | costumes Rosas/Rudy Sabounghi | premiere 16/08/2014, Ruhrtriennale | production Rosas | co-production De Munt/La Monnaie