Rosas [BE]

Verklärte Nacht

Verklärte Nacht
Verklärte Nacht

15.04 – 01.05.2016

Unabashed romanticism

The revival of Verklärte Nacht enables you to discover (or rediscover) one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's finest works in a special location, the Rosas Performance Space, which is De Keersmaeker’s workplace.

Allow yourself to be seduced by this unabashedly romantic duet to the lyrical sounds of Arnold Schoenberg's strings. His late-romantic composition was inspired by a poem by Richard Dehmel: a woman tells her lover that she is pregnant – unfortunately by another man.

In 1995 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker created a group choreography based on Schönberg’s composition. In 2014 she has rewritten the piece as a duet, so that both the musical and narrative aspects come to the foreground.

Schönberg’s lyricism transports us into the emotional world of the lovers. A shameless romantic love story in the dark light of a Verklärte Nacht (transfigured night).

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choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Samantha van Wissen, Boštjan Antončič, Nordine Benchorfn, Cynthia Loemij & Mark Lorimer (alternating) | music Arnold Schönberg, Verklärte Nacht, op. 4, door/par/by New York Philharmonic onder leiding van/dirigé par/conducted by Pierre Boulez | light design Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | costumes Rosas / Rudy Sabounghi | musical dramaturgy Georges-Elie Octors, Alain Franco | artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot | technical director Joris Erven | wardrobe Valérie Dewaele, Emma Zune | technicians Philippe Fortaine, Wannes De Rydt, Michael Smets, Bert Veris | production Rosas | coproduction Ruhrtriënnale, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg | in cooperation with Kaaitheater, De Munt / La Monnaie | world Premiere Ruhrtriennale, 16 August, 2014