Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Drumming

Drumming
Drumming

09.10 – 31.10.2020

Attention: there is no waiting list for this performance

Drumming (1998) is returning to Brussels! It’s one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most iconic choreographies, written to the eponymous, minimalistic percussion score by Steve Reich. The music starts with one single rhythmic motif, which subsequently multiplies and unfolds into a rich cornucopia of textures (drums, woodwinds, brass, voice…). Through minor tempo accelerations, the musicians almost imperceptibly push their unison out of joint, resulting in a never-ending volley of canons. The same thing happens in the dance: a single movement phrase serves as the foundation for an infinite number of variations across time and space. It is only when the music stops and the bodies come to a halt that you realize what you have witnessed: a wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of vital energy..

 

‘This fusion of atomic precision and raw energy is one of the masterpieces of the late 20th century.’ – THE GUARDIAN


choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Rosas | created in 1998 with Iris Bouche, Bruce Campbell, Marta Coronado, Alix Eynaudi, Fumiyo Ikeda, Martin Kilvády, Oliver Koch, Cynthia Loemij, Roberto Oliván de la Iglesia, Ursula Robb, Taka Shamoto, Rosalba Torres | music Steve Reich, Drumming | music direction Georges-Elie Octors | musicians Ictus & Synergy Vocals | set & lighting design Jan Versweyveld | costumes Dries Van Noten | production 1998 Rosas, De Munt/La Monnaie, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève | co-production De Munt/La Monnaie, Sadler’s Wells, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg | Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Pavel Kolesnikov

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance music

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance

Thu 03.12 - Sun 13.12.20

After The Six Brandenburg Concerto, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach in dialogue with these variations. Along with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov she brings The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, a solo performance danced by De Keersmaeker herself. Here too, the musical score forms a blueprint for the choreography.