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Rosas danst Rosas

October 5 to 8
  • Season


  • Rate

    28 €



  • Schedule

    20h (dg 18h)

  • Room

Rosas danst Rosas was created in 1983 and became an international reference in the world of postmodern dance. The piece features a minimalist scheme based on the repetitive music of Thierry De Mey and Peter Vermeersch, which was created simultaneously with the choreography. Four dancers “dance themselves” over and over again: exhaustion and perseverance generate emotional tension, which emerges in stark contrast to the rigorous structure of the choreography. A new cast of young dancers will perform this latest production of Rosas danst Rosas.

Rosas is the company that choreographer and dancer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker founded in 1983, during the creation of the piece Rosas danst Rosas. Since her debut in 1982 with Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich, De Keersmaeker has devoted herself to the rigorous exploration and organisation of movement, from the simplest to the most complex forms. The relationship between movement and music is essential to the choreographer’s conception of dance. Thus, Rosas has extended the art of dance, making it an act of writing movements in time and space, and over the years she has explored choreography in relation to other compositional forces such as music, geometry, the visual arts and language.

In 1995 De Keersmaeker founded the P.A.R.T.S. school (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels, a key model worldwide where many great dancers and choreographers have trained.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Danced by (alternating) Laura Bachman, Léa Dubois, Anika Edström Kawaji, Yuika Hashimoto, Laura Maria Poletti, Soa Ratsifandrihana / Created with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Adriana Borriello, Michèle Anne De Mey, Fumiyo Ikeda / Music Thierry De Mey, Peter Vermeersch / Musicians (recording) Thierry De Mey, Walter Hus, Eric Sleichim, Peter Vermeersch / Production 1983 Rosas & Kaaitheater / Co-production 2017 Sadler’s Wells (London), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community