Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Amandine Beyer / Rosas & Gli Incogniti

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa
Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa

23.06 – 26.06.2022

After The Goldberg Variations, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her choreographic journey with the fifteen virtuoso Mystery Sonatas, the best-known compositions by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. Attracted by the clarity of its musical structure and its numerological approach, De Keersmaeker immersed herself in the mystical and geometrical richness of this music, making the Sonatas her own in a choreography for six dancers.

Biber's sonatas are a musical translation of the fifteen Holy Mysteries from the life of the Virgin Mary. They are divided into three parts of five: the glad, the sad, and the glorious. These intrinsically religious and narrative sonatas are also a warm invitation to dance, thanks to the musical dance forms such as Gigues, Allemandes and Courantes.

• For this creation Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker renews her collaboration with violinist Amandine Beyer (and her ensemble Gli Incogniti), with whom she previously made Partita 2 and The Six Brandenburg Concertos – both of which were once part of the Kaaitheater programme. This spring you can also experience Dark Red, a 'danced exhibition' in Rosas' home base in Forrest.

You will hear my four-stringed lyre, tuned in fifteen different ways. — Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704)


choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Rosas | rehearsal director Diane Madden | music The Mystery Sonatas, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber | music direction Amandine Beyer | musicians Gli Incogniti | set & lighting design Minna Tiikkainen | costumes Fauve Ryckebusch | artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot | tourmanagers Bert De Bock, Laura Delaere | technical director Marlies Jacques | costumes coordinator Fauve Ryckebusch | production Rosas & De Munt/La Monnaie | co-production Concertgebouw Brugge, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef&Arpels | realized with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures –Belfius. Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community & by the BNP Paribas Foundation