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The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Pavel Kolesnikov / Alain Franco, Rosas

This is my dance golden jubilee— Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

In his Goldberg Variations, Bach presents an interplay of variations, canons, and fugues that transform a simple, modest melody into an extraordinarily multifaceted musical cosmos. Together with the pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Alain Franco, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker uses Bach’s score as the blueprint for a similar exercise: exploring a form that is constantly changing. The large forces of her The Six Brandenburg Concertos are here reduced to a single soloist, the choreographer herself, who draws on her choreographic archives – with movement quotations from iconic works such as Fase, Bartók, and Drumming – while improvisation also permits the unpredictable.

The work, created around the time of her sixtieth birthday, marks a new, very personal milestone in De Keersmaeker’s ongoing search for her own choreographic idiom.

Tickets for The Goldberg Variations can be purchased on this website until 17h sharp on the day of your performance. After that, tickets are still available via our partners at Kaaitheater or at the Rosas Performance Space.
Dates & tickets



Rosas Performance Space


Cat 1 - € 27


Pre-performance introduction in English 30' before the start of the performances (not on 2.9 and 9.9)

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Choreography and dance Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Music Goldberg-Variationen, BWV 988 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Piano Pavel Kolesnikov (01 — 04.09 & 14 — 18.09)
Alain Franco (08 — 11.09)

Set and lighting design Minna Tiikkainen

Production RosasCo-production Wiener Festwochen, Concertgebouw (Brugge), La Monnaie / De Munt, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Julidans, Sadler’s Wells (London), Montpellier Danse

World première 26.8.2020, Wiener Festwochen