Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are considered a milestone in the history of Western music. The intellectual and architectural elements continue to evoke contemporary appeal, with their rhythmic vitality and melodic intricacy. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s affinity with Bach was already apparent in several previous creations, and she continues to pursue a choreographic écriture that captures the essence of Bach’s musical language. In this production, Bach’s score is faceted, challenged, and performed through a choreography for three male and two female dancers, De Keersmaeker herself one of them. Both the individual character of the six suites and their mutual interconnections emerge from this riveting symbiosis of music and dance.
Standard: € 27
-30: € 10
ChoreographyANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER CelloJEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS (JAN 26>29 & FEB 9>11.2)
MICHIAKI UENO (FEB 1>5) Created with and danced byBOŠTJAN ANTONČIČ, ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER, MARIE GOUDOT, JULIEN MONTY, MICHAËL POMERO
MusicJOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, SIX SUITES POUR VIOLONCELLE SEUL, BWV 1007 - 1012 CostumesAN D’HUYS Lighting designLUC SCHALTIN DramaturgyJAN VANDENHOUWE SoundALBAN MORAUD
ProductionRosas CoproductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE
PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS – THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE – PARIS – FESTIVAL D’AUTOMNE À PARIS
SADLER’S WELLS (LONDON)
LES THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG
OPÉRA DE LILLE
MONTPELLIER DANSE 2018 World premiere26 AUGUST 2017, RUHRTRIENNALE
This production is realized with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government,
in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures –Belfius.
Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation.