Rosas & Ictus [BE]
06.11 – 09.11.2013
How time contracts and expands
For Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker as one of the few distinguished choreographers who delights in intricacies of contemporary music, Vortex Temporum has been the piece around which her attention gravitated in the last decade. Rigorously constructed and refined in timbre, this mature work of the French composer Gérard Grisey offers, on the one hand, spectral harmony based on natural acoustic properties of sound, and on the other, a high sense of motility in circles and spirals—patterns in which performances of Rosas abound. Dancers of Rosas and musicians of Ictus pair up in a shared quest for composing various experiences of time. De Keersmaeker will search for how time contracts and expands, swirls and foliates in a choreographic counterpoint of sound, musicians’ gestures, and dancers’ movements and spatial dynamics.
choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | created with and danced by Bostjan Antoncic, Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, Cynthia Loemij, Mark Lorimer, Julien Monty, Chrysa Parkinson, Michael Pomero | music Vortex Temporum, Gérard Grisey (1996) | music director Georges-Elie Octors | musicians Ictus piano Jean-Luc Plouvier, flute Michael Schmid, clarinet Dirk Descheemaeker, cello Geert De Bièvre, viola Jeroen Robbrecht, violin Igor Semenoff | musical dramaturgy Bojana Cvejić | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | production Rosas | co-production De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels), Ruhrtriennale, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Sadler’s Wells (London), Opéra de Lille, ImpulsTanz (Vienna), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Concertgebouw Brugge (Brugge) | world premiere Ruhrtriennale, October 3, 2013