In 1983, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker made her international breakthrough with Rosas danst Rosas, a performance that has since become a benchmark in the history of post-modern dance. Rosas danst Rosas builds on the minimalist approach first taken in Fase (1982): abstract movements constitute the basis of a layered choreographic structure dominated by repetition. The intensity of these movements is countered by small everyday gestures. Rosas danst Rosas is unequivocally feminine: four female dancers ‘dance themselves’, again and again. This tenaciousness and the resulting exhaustion create an emotional tension that contrasts sharply with the rigorous structure of the choreography. The repetitive music (dubbed ‘maximalist’ by its composers, Thierry De Mey and Peter Vermeersch) was created at the same time as the choreography. This revival will be danced by a completely new young cast.
Sunday 25 june Kaaitheater organises Matinee Kadee for children under the age of 12. Parents can watch the show while their children have a good time at the workshop.
Cat 1 - € 25 / Cat 2 - € 25
Cat 3 - € 20 / Cat 4 - € 20
Pre-performance talks 30' before the start of the performances by Lodie Kardouss (in English)
"Riveting and exhausting, fascinating and relentless, brilliant and tedious, it is a mesmerizing exploration in synchronicity, patterning and rhythm."
— NEW YORK TIMES
Choreography ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
Set design ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER
Lighting REMON FROMONT
Musicians (recording) THIERRY DE MEY, WALTER HUS, ERIC SLEICHIM, PETER VERMEERSCH
LAURA BACHMAN, LÉA DUBOIS, ANIKA EDSTRÖM KAWAJI, YUIKA HASHIMOTO, LAURA MARIA POLETTI, SOA RATSIFANDRIHANA, JARA VLAEMINCKX, AMANDA BARRIO CHARMELO
PRODUCTION 1983 Rosas, Kaaitheater
CO-PRODUCTION 2017 La Monnaie / De Munt, Rosas, Sadler's Wells (London)
CO-PRESENTATION La Monnaie / De Munt, Rosas, Kaaitheater