Rosas [BE]

Golden Hours (As you like it)

Golden Hours (As you like it)
Golden Hours (As you like it)

23.01 – 31.01.2015

Speaking becomes dancing

After Vortex Temporum—a refined alliance between complex structures of contemporary music and intricate textures of dance movement—Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues to explore the perception of time in choreography.

Now her quest turns to pop music, a distinct strand in the oeuvre of Rosas, which, according to the choreographer, “represents our daily relation to music” because “it is part of our collective memory, involving dance, theater and literature with music.” This time, the point of departure is Brian Eno’s song “Golden Hours” on Another Green World, the last album of songs that Eno made before he turned to ambient music. De Keersmaeker here approaches a cast of young dancers in their idiosyncratic movement expressions, and, following one of her recent choreographic principles, their speaking becomes their dancing, which serves to hide potential characterizations and drama.


choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | created with and danced by Aron Blom, Linda Blomqvist, Tale Dolven, Carlos Garbin, Tarek Halaby, Mikko Hyvönen, Veli Lehtovaara, Sandra Ortega Bejarano, Elizaveta Penkova, Georgia Vardarou, Sue-Yeon Youn | music Brian Eno | scenography Ann Veronica Janssens | lighting design Luc Schaltin | dramaturgy Bojana Cvejić | artistic assistant Femke Gyselinck | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | production Rosas | coproduction De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Sadler’s Wells (London), Steirischer Herbst (Graz), Ruhrtriennale 2015, Concertgebouw Brugge, Festival Montpellier Danse 2015, Kaaitheater (Brussels)