Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Ictus [BE]
15.05 – 20.05.2020
Rain (2001) is one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most characteristic performances, set to Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. This exuberant, vibrant choreography marked her return to two of her great loves: pure dance and Reich’s minimalist music. Accompanied by pulsating tones – performed live by Ictus – ten dancers occupy the stage for an hour and ten minutes, with an impressive sequence of virtuoso dance phrases. The mathematical figures, the sustained repetition, the geometric occupation of the space, the art of continuous variation – everything that had gradually become De Keersmaeker’s signature was pushed to the extreme in this production. In Rain, she approaches the company of dancers as a close-knit group of distinct individuals who, one by one, play an essential role in the whole. Seven women and three men allow themselves to be propelled by an unstoppable joined energy. They are connected by a lively network of breathing and speed, as well as the special comradery that appears beyond the limits of fatigue. Since its reprisal in 2016, Rain is danced by a new, young cast.
‘For all its delicacy, however, De Keersmaeker’s choreography, like Reich’s music, breathes as deeply as the ocean.’ – Village Voice
choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by (alternating) Laura Bachman, Laura Bachman, Léa Dubois, Lav Crnčević, José Paulo Dos Santos, Anika Edström Kawaji, Zoi Efstathiou, Frank Gizycki, Robin Haghi, Yuika Hashimoto, Laura Maria Poletti, Soa Ratsifandrihana, Luka Švajda, Thomas Vantuycom | music Music for 18 Musicians, Steve Reich | music direction Georges-Elie Octors | musicians Ictus & Synergy Vocals | set and lighting design Jan Versweyveld | costume design Dries Van Noten | rehearsal director Jakub Truszkowski, Marta Coronado | assistants for the revival Jakub Truszkowski, Marta Coronado, Ursula Robb, Clinton Stringer, Fumiyo Ikeda, Taka Shamoto, Elizaveta Penkova, Igor Shyshko, Cynthia Loemij | artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot | technical director Joris De Bolle (Rosas), Wilfried Van Dyck (Ictus) | sound Alexandre Fostier | costumes coordinator Heide Vanderieck, Jan Vanhoof | sewing Charles Gysele, Christine Picqueray, Maria Eva Rodriguez | wardrobe Ella De Vos, Sophia Evgenikos, Emma Zune | technicians Max Adams, Jonathan Maes, Quentin Maes, Michael Smets | production 2001 Rosas & De Munt/La Monnaie | co-production 2016 De Munt/La Monnaie, Sadler’s Wells, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg | premiere 10/01/2001, De Munt/La Monnaie | Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation