Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas [BE]
Fase Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich
08.11 – 25.11.2018
Fase (1982) is the breakthrough production by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and is probably her most frequently performed choreography. Set to four repetitive compositions by the American minimalist Steve Reich, Fase comprises three duets and a solo. Both the music and the dance employ the principle of phase shifting: tiny variations make movements that are initially perfectly synchronous gradually slip and slide, resulting in a complex interplay of continuously shifting forms and patterns. The movements are executed so perfectly that they almost appear mechanical, but they are nevertheless strangely moving. Having always danced Fase herself, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is passing it on to a new generation of dancers for the first time in the work’s history.
‘The Greatest Step of Them All’ - an interview with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker by Floor Keersmaekers
choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Yuika Hashimoto, Laura Maria Poletti/Laura Bachman, Soa Ratsifandrihana (alternating) | created with Michèle Anne De Mey, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | music Steve Reich: Piano Phase (1967), Come Out (1966), Violin Phase (1967), Clapping Music (1972) | light design Remon Fromont | costumes Martine André/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot | technical management Joris Erven | technicians Max Adams, Joris De Bolle, Quinten Maes, Michael Smets | world premiere 18/03/1982 Beursschouwburg | production 1982 Schaamte vzw, Avila vzw | co-production 2019 De Munt / La Monnaie, Sadler's Wells, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg | Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community