For Creation 2024, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Radouan Mriziga take inspiration from Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, especially the beautiful recording of Vivaldi's piece by violinist Amandine Beyer and her ensemble Gli Incogniti.
The Four Seasons is one of the best known, most iconic and most often reproduced pieces of music; a real 'hit' of the classical repertoire. It is also a beautiful ode to nature. De Keersmaeker and Mriziga - who have worked together before, share not only a keen interest in observing nature, geometry and embodied abstraction, but also a concern for our changing natural environment. Can we still talk about four seasons today?
De Keersmaeker and Mriziga delve into the many associations, emotions and reflections evoked by the piece of music. The four seasons inspires the choreographers to explore patterns, structures and elements of nature and astronomical configurations as possible starting points for choreography.
• Rosas is the company of dancer and choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, founded in 1983. Since her debut, she has been committed to a meticulous exploration of the simplest to most complex forms of movement, in relation to music. From Bach to Mozart, from Miles Davis to Joan Baez. Besides creating new work - often also in other contexts such as museums or in public spaces - a large number of pieces are still performed all over the world. Kaaitheater is a permanent partner in Brussels.
• Radouan Mriziga is a choreographer from Marrakech who lives in Brussels. He studied at P.A.R.T.S., the training led by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. His work explores the relationship between space, architecture, the body and their connections to the mind and intellect. He was artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater from 2017 to 2022.
concept, choreography, set and light design Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Radouan Mriziga ⎮ music Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons; Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti; Alpha Classics/Outhere Music 2015 ⎮ costume Design Aouatif Boulaich ⎮ production Rosas ⎮ Co-production De Munt / La Monnaie and Berliner Festspiele