Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jean-Guihen Queyras/Rosas [BE/FR]

Mitten wir im Leben sind - Bach 6 Cellosuiten

Mitten wir im Leben sind - Bach 6 Cellosuiten
Mitten wir im Leben sind - Bach 6 Cellosuiten

23.09 – 27.09.2017

Exciting symbiosis

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are unquestionably a milestone in the history of Western music. Their ingenious architecture, rhythmic vitality and timeless beauty continue to fascinate people today. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker had already demonstrated her affinity with Bach in earlier choreographies. She continues to pursue a choreographic écriture that captures the essence of Bach’s musical language. Five dancers – including De Keersmaeker herself – adapt, question and dance the six suites, performed by the world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. This exciting symbiosis of music and dance both reveals the individual character of each suite and their mutual interconnections in the totality of the cycle.

• This season, we are presenting four productions by Rosas. After Mitten wir im Leben sind – on location at De Munt – you can also attend the Zeitung adaptation Zeitigung. Finally, Achterland (at the Théâtre National) and A Love Supreme are being reprised.


choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | violoncelle Jean-Guihen Queyras | created with and danced by Boštjan Antončič, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Marie Goudot, Julien Monty, Michaël Pomero | music Johann Sebastian Bach, 6 Cello Suites, BWV 1007 to 1012 | costumes An D’Huys | lighting design Luc Schaltin | dramaturgy Jan Vandenhouwe | sound Alban Moraud | artistic assistant Carlos Garbin, Femke Gyselinck | artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot | artistic advice Thierry De Mey | technical director Joris Erven | costumes coordinator Heide Vanderieck | wardrobe Emma Zune, Ella De Vos | technicians Max Adams, Joris de Bolle, Michael Smets, Bert Veris | production Rosas | co-production De Munt/La Monnaie, Ruhrtriennale, Concertgebouw Brugge, Le Théâtre de la Ville avec le Festival d’Automne à Paris, Sadler’s Wells, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Opéra de Lille, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Elbphilharmonie, Montpellier Danse 2018 | special thanks to Thomas Hertog, Palle Dyrvall, Anke Loh, Aurianne Skybyk, Mathieu Bonilla, François Deppe, Alain Franco, Kimiko Nishi | world premiere 26 August 2017, Ruhrtriennale Bach

Cellosuiten was realized with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius. Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community.

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