A Love Supreme
Improvisation is composition
John Coltrane’s jazz album A Love Supreme is based on blues-inspired musical structures from which phrases emerge that provide plenty of room for expressive freedom. In 2005, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, along with Salva Sanchis, created a quartet set to Coltrane’s musical composition. The striking thing about his jazz is the tension between complexity and simplicity. This is literally expressed in the dance, with improvisation and composition interweaving until they melt together. De Keersmaeker explains: “In non-Western music, composition and improvisation are not two separate concepts. Indeed, improvisation is composition in the immediacy of the moment.”
With a new cast of young performers, De Keersmaeker and Sanchis rework A Love Supreme to create an exceptionally vital, evening-length performance. Join the dancers in giving yourself over to Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love!
choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Salva Sanchis | danced by José Paulo dos Santos, Bilal El had, Jason Respilieux, Thomas Vantuycom | music A Love Supreme, John Coltrane | co-production 2005 Rosas & De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussels/Bruxelles), Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Opéra de Rouen / Haute Normandie, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara | co-production 2017 Rosas & De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussels/Bruxelles) | premiere 24/05/2005, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, les Halles de Schaerbeek (Brussels/Bruxelles) | Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community