With En Atendant in 2010, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker took the polyphonic music of the Ars Subtilior as the starting point for the development of a new dance vocabulary. This performance, originally created for the Cloître des Célestins during the Avignon Festival, laid the foundations for her principles "my walking is my dancing" and "my talking is my dancing", and was a starting point for a renewed questioning of our physical architecture in relation to music.
The Ars Subtilior is a complex and intellectual musical form from the 14th century that starts from a dissonant, unexpected stratification. This music matured in a world scarred by the plague, at a time when the social, political and religious pillars of medieval society were splintering. Today, this upheaval seems more topical than ever. In today's complexity of choices, in the intangibility of what happens to us, the question of our physicality, our mortality, is once again central.
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'Poetry made of dust, breath and air, choreographed with stunning ingenuity.'
– Le Figaro
– De Morgen
– Bachtrack (*****)
'An abstract dance, which speaks to the heart, the soul and the mind.'
– Le Soir
ChoreographyANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER Danced byBOŠTJAN ANTONČIČ,
MARK LORIMER / MICHAËL POMERO,
...L(ÉLEK)ZEM..’ Istvan Matuz
En Atendant, souffrir m’estuet (ballade) Filippo da Caserta
Estampie En Atendant 2 (2010) Bart Coen
Sus un’ Fontayne (virelai) Johannes Ciconia
Je prens d’amour noriture (virelai) anonyme
Esperance, ki en mon coeur anonyme
Ensemble COUR ET CŒUR Music directorBART COEN RecordersBART COEN, DIMOS DE BEUN FiddleTHOMAS BAETÉ, MANUELA BUCHER VoiceANNELIES VAN GRAMBEREN, LIESELOT DE WILDE FluteMICHAEL SCHMID ScenographyMICHEL FRANÇOIS CostumesANNE-CATHERINE KUNZ Rehearsal directorsFEMKE GYSELINCK, FUMIYO IKEDA, CYNTHIA LOEMIJ, CHRYSA PARKINSON Musicological adviceFELICIA BOCKSTAEL Artistic coordination and planningANNE VAN AERSCHOTTechnical directorFREEK BOEY Assistant technical directorJONATHAN MAES Technicians JAN BALFOORT, QUENTIN MAES,
MIGUEL ROSADO, THIBAULT ROTTIERS,
JULIAN STAURINI Costume coordinatorALEXANDRA VERSCHUEREN assisted byELS VAN BUGGENHOUTWardrobeCHIARA MAZZAROLO Tour managersBERT DE BOCK, JOLIJN TALPE
ProductionROSAS CoproductionLA MONNAIE (BRUSSELS),
FESTIVAL GREC (BARCELONA),
LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG,
THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE (PARIS),
CONCERTGEBOUW BRUGGE (BRUGES)
WorldpremiereFestival d’Avignon, Cloître des Célestins, 9 july 2010 withBOŠTJAN ANTONČIČ,
Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation.