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The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

November 30 and December 1
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  • Duration

    2 hours without intermission

  • Rate

    22 €



  • Schedule

    20.30 h

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The Goldberg Variations belong to Bach’s late period, in which the composer pushes the boundaries of musical themes in a play of variations, canons and fugues. For this composition, he started from a simple and quiet melody, joined with an underlying bass line, which steadily unfolds into a musical cosmos that reveals itself with extraordinary variety and unparalleled complexity. Together with pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Alain Franco, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach in dialogue with these variations The large casting of The Six Brandenburg Concertos – her previous creation to music by Bach – is now brought back to a solo performance danced by De Keersmaekerherself. In doing so, she stays true to the same principle of the musical score as the blue print forchoreography.

Spanning no less than one aria and thirty variations, the music challenges the choreography to a similar exercise in width: to find a form of dance capable of adaptation and flexibility while retaining an immutable core. To De Keersmaeker, it is above all an invitation to consolidate the road travelled as an artist, posing today’s questions in her ongoing search for a personal choreographic idiom.

Choreography and Dance Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Music Johann Sebastian Bach, The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 / Piano Alain Franco / Musical collaboration Alain Franco / Choreographic assistant Diane Madden / Set and lighting design Minna Tiikkainen / Sound Alban Moraud / Assistant to the Artistic Director Martine Lange / Artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot / Techical director Freek Boey / Technical coordinator Thomas Verachtert / Technicians Calvin Ferdinando Carrier, Thibault Rottiers / Costume coordinator Alexandra Verschueren / Costume assitant Els Van Buggenhout / Sewing Emmanuelle Erhart

Production Rosas / Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Concertgebouw (Brugge), De Munt / La Monnaie, Théâtre de la Ville à Paris – Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris), Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Julidans, Sadler’s Wells (London), Montpellier Danse / Acknowledgment Leen Decin, Cynthia Loemij, Anke Loh, Takeshi Sakai, Jacob Storer, Kees Van Houten 

This production is realized with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius.
Piano provided by Yamaha
Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission (VGC) and by the BNP Paribas Foundation.