Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Ictus [BE]

Rain (live)

Rain (live)
Rain (live)

04.10 – 07.10.2016

Like a spreading fire

Rain (2001) is one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's most vibrant performances and is set to Steve Reichs Music for 18 Musicians. In many ways, the piece continued the choreographic principles that she had initiated three years previously with Drumming. Mathematical figures, continuous repetitions, the geometric utilisation of space and the art of continual variation: here De Keersmaeker pushes to its limits everything that had gradually become her trademark.

You are gripped by a kind of madness of movement. Like a spreading fire, it jumps from one body to another, without pausing at any one person. To the pulsing notes of Steve Reich’s minimalistic music – performed live by Ictus – ten dancers surrender themselves to an irrepressible collective energy. A bubbling network of breathing and speed connects them, as does that strange camaraderie that appears only beyond the limits of exhaustion.

• This season, we are presenting four performances from the Rosas repertoire. We kick off with Rain, on location at the Cirque Royale. Later, with Rosas danst Rosas, A Love Supreme and Golden Hours (As you like it), you can (re-)experience three further defining moments from 33 years of Rosas’ dance history.


choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Laura Bachman, Léa Dubois, Anika Edström Kawaji, Zoi Efstathiou, Yuika Hashimoto, Laura Maria Poletti, Soa Ratsifandrihana, José Paulo dos Santos, Frank Gizycki, Robin Haghi, Luka Švajda, Thomas Vantuycom, Lav Crncevic | music Steve Reich (Music for 18 Musicians) | musicians Ictus Miquel Bernat, Tom de Cock, Géry Cambier, Michael Weilacher, Jessica Ryckwaert (percussions), Gerrit Nulens, Georges-Elie Octors (percussions & piano), Laurence Cornez, Fabian Fiorini, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Stéphane Ginsburg (piano), Dirk Descheemaeker, Carlos Galvez (clarinet), Igor Semenoff (violin), Geert de Bièvre (cello), Micaela Haslam, Amanda Morrison, Heather Cairncross, Caroline Jaya-Ratnam (voice) | set and lighting design Jan Versweyveld | costume design Dries Van Noten | production 2001 Rosas & De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussel/Bruxelles) | co-production 2016 De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussel/Bruxelles), Sadler’s Wells (London), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg | premiere 10.01.2001, De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussel/Bruxelles) | Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community

‘Een lofrede op spiraalsgewijs leven.’ Een gesprek tussen Steve Reich en Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (De Munt magazine)

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