Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Jérôme Bel [BE/FR]

3Abschied

3Abschied
3Abschied

16.02 – 20.02.2010

We have no fear

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Jérôme Bel found each other in conversations about each other’s work. The expressive and mathematical choreography of Fase and Once enters into dialogue with the controversial maker of The show must go on and Shirtology. What they share is the curiosity for what the body produces on stage.

The point of departure for 3Abschied is the last part of Mahler’s Lied von der Erde: Der Abschied (The Farewell). ‘We are going to get our teeth into this work. It will not easily give in, but, like Mahler, when confronted with death, we have no fear.’


concept Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jérôme Bel | conductor Georges-Elie Octors | music Gustav Mahler, Der Abschied / Das Lied von der Erde (1908-1909), arrangement Arnold Schönberg | dance Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | mezzo Sara Fulgoni | piano Jean-Luc Fafchamps | La Monnaie Chamber Orchestra, | production Rosas | co-production La Monnaie/ De Munt (Brussels), Opéra de Lille (Lille), Sadler’s Wells (London), Theater an der Wien (Vienna),  Théatre de la Ville in collaboration with Festival d’Automne (Paris), Hellerau European Center for the Arts Dresden