Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jean-Guihen Queyras & Michiaki Ueno / Rosas

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten

26.01 – 11.02.2023

Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suites are a milestone in Western music history. Their ingenious architecture, dancing rhythms and timeless beauty continue to fascinate to this day. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has already proved her affinity with Bach in performances such as The Goldberg Variations and Six Brandenburg Concertos. She continues to strive for a choreography that captures the essence of Bach's musical language.

In Mitten wir im Leben sind, three male and two female dancers - including De Keersmaeker herself - adapt, question and dance the six suites. This exciting symbiosis of music and dance reveals both the uniqueness of each suite individually, as well as their mutual interaction in the totality of the cycle.

• Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her company Rosas are well established in the international contemporary dance scene. She has been closely associated with Kaaitheater since the beginning of her dance career. During the spring of 2023, we will also present En Atendant and Creation 2023.

“If you were going to choose a choreographer to pair with Bach, it would be Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.” - The Guardian

"A great moment of grace and beauty". - La Libre


presented by Rosas, De Munt/La Monnaie & Kaaitheater

choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | violoncelle Jean-Guihen Queyras (on 26, 27 & 28.01 + on 9, 10 & 11.02) or Michiaki Ueno (on 2, 3, 4 & 5.02) | created with and danced by Boštjan Antončič, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Marie Goudot, Julien Monty, Michaël Pomero | music Johann Sebastian Bach, 6 Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007 to 1012 | costumes An D’Huys | lighting design Luc Schaltin | dramaturgy Jan Vandenhouwe | sound Alban Moraud | 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, Maria Eva Rodriguez | world premiere 26 August 2017, Ruhrtriennale Bach

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