Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas


09.10 – 31.10.2020

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. We are exploring the possibility to reschedule the performances.

To end the series in style, Rosas decided to stream two performances for free. Keep an eye on our website and social media on the evenings of Friday 30 and Saturday 31/10 to be swept off your feet.

Drumming (1998) is returning to Brussels! It’s one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most iconic choreographies, written to the eponymous, minimalistic percussion score by Steve Reich. The music starts with one single rhythmic motif, which subsequently multiplies and unfolds into a rich cornucopia of textures (drums, woodwinds, brass, voice…). Through minor tempo accelerations, the musicians almost imperceptibly push their unison out of joint, resulting in a never-ending volley of canons. The same thing happens in the dance: a single movement phrase serves as the foundation for an infinite number of variations across time and space. It is only when the music stops and the bodies come to a halt that you realize what you have witnessed: a wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of vital energy..


‘This fusion of atomic precision and raw energy is one of the masterpieces of the late 20th century.’ – THE GUARDIAN

choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Rosas | created in 1998 with Iris Bouche, Bruce Campbell, Marta Coronado, Alix Eynaudi, Fumiyo Ikeda, Martin Kilvády, Oliver Koch, Cynthia Loemij, Roberto Oliván de la Iglesia, Ursula Robb, Taka Shamoto, Rosalba Torres | music Steve Reich, Drumming | music direction Georges-Elie Octors | musicians Ictus & Synergy Vocals | set & lighting design Jan Versweyveld | costumes Dries Van Noten | production 1998 Rosas, De Munt/La Monnaie, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève | co-production De Munt/La Monnaie, Sadler’s Wells, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg | Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Pavel Kolesnikov

CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

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CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Thu 03.12 - Sun 13.12.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

After The Six Brandenburg Concerto, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach in dialogue with these variations. Along with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov she brings The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, a solo performance danced by De Keersmaeker herself. Here too, the musical score forms a blueprint for the choreography.