Rosas [BE]



06.04 – 07.04.2011

In Early Works, four choreographic pieces by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker will be shown in the space of three weeks. They are all among her earliest works, dating from 1982 to 1987: Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich (1982), Rosas danst Rosas (1983), Elena’s Aria (1984) and Bartók/Mikrokosmos (1987). Elena’s Aria will be rerun for the first time since its creation, while the three other pieces have been on Rosas’ repertoire for some time. Anne Teresa herself will be one of the dancers in Fase and Elena’s Aria.

Bartók/Mikrokosmos: exciting complicity
An evening of dance and music in three parts: the dance duet Mikrokosmos, set to a composition by Bela Bartók for two pianos, a musical work by György Ligeti, performed by two pianists, and the dance to the Fourth String Quartet by Bela Bartók. All the music will be performed live. An exciting complicity develops between the musicians and the dancers. Bartók/Mikrokosmos is a performance about dance and music and especially about the pleasure of dancing and playing together, in which the spectator participates simply by watching.

choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Mikrokosmos, Seven Pieces for Two Piano’s

danced by Elizaveta Penkóva, Jakub Truszkowski |
created with Jean Luc Ducourt, Johanne Saunier | music Béla Bartók &
played live by Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Stefan Ginsburgh | rehearsal
director Johanne Saunier, Mark Lorimer

Monument / Selbstporträt mit Reich und Riley (und Chopin ist auch dabei) / im zart fliessender Bewegung
music György Ligeti | played live by Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Stefan Ginsburgh

Quatuor N° 4
danced by Tale Dolven, Elizaveta Penkóva, Taka Shamoto, Sue-Yeon Youn | created with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Roxane Huilmand, Fumiyo Ikeda, Nadine Ganase, Johanne Saunier | music Béla Bartók | played live by The Duke Quartet : Louisa Fuller (violin), John Metcalfe (viola), Rick Koster (violin), Sophie Harris (cello) | rehearsal director Fumiyo Ikeda

light design Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Herman Sorgeloos | costumes 1987 Rosas | costumes rerun Anne-Catherine Kunz
assistant to the artistic director Anne Van Aerschot | production manager Johan Penson assisted by Willem de Coster | technicians Jan Herinckx, Simo Reynders, Wannes De Rydt, Michael Smets | world premiere 01/10/1987, Halles de Schaerbeek, presentation Kaaitheater | production 1987 Rosas, Kaaitheater, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris)  | co-production Early Works Rosas & Sadler's Wells (London) | co-presentation Rosas, De Munt / La Monnaie & Kaaitheater | thanks to Michael Frohnmeyer, Ictus, Valentina Nelissen, Sandra Ortega Bejarano, Jean-Luc Plouvier, Herman Sorgeloos, Frank Vandezande