Rosas & graindelavoix [BE]



31.08 – 02.09.2012

The start of the day

For Cesena Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas worked closely with Björn Schmelzer and his graindelavoix ensemble. This production might almost be called the counterpart to its predecessor, En Atendant. Whereas in that piece the twilight merged almost imperceptibly into night, this piece heralds the start of the day. The stage is shared by 19 dancers and singers who explore the limits of their ability. Dancers sing and singers dance, once again in dialogue with the wilful 14th-century scores of the Ars Subtilior. For the third time, Ann Veronica Janssens has collaborated with Rosas for a set design, providing a sculpture of passing time, of the constant transformation of what is around us and of what only becomes visible in the course of time. The start of a new day, or a new look at a distant past.

Rosas @ Villers-la-Ville

In 2010 and 2011 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker created two productions for the Avignon Festival: En Atendant, danced  in the Cloître des Célestins, and Cesena, on the Cour d'Honneur at the medieval Papal Palace. Only natural lighting was used. In En Atendant evening passes into night, while Cesena is set at the crack of dawn.

Both performances were subsequently staged at La Monnaie in Brussels, but this season audiences can experience them in an 'authentic' re-enactment, using only the light of day in a setting that is equally magnificent and medieval: the ruins of the abbey at Villers-la-Ville. Villers-la-Ville is about 50 km from Brussels and is accessible by train: the station at Villers-la-Ville is on the Ottignies-Charleroi line, 2 km from the abbey.

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concept Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Björn Schmelzer | choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | musical director Björn Schmelzer | created with and danced by Rosas and graindelavoix:  Olalla Alemán / Els Van Laethem, Haider Al Timimi, Bostjan Antoncic, Aron Blom , Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, Lieven Gouwy, David Hernandez, Matej Kejzar, Mikael Marklund, Tomàs Maxé, Julien Monty, Chrysa Parkinson, Marius Peterson, Michael Pomero, Albert Riera, Gabriel Schenker, Yves Van Handenhove, Sandy Williams | scenography Ann Veronica Janssens | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | music Ars Subtilior | rehearsal director Femke Gyselinck | assistant to the artistic director Anne Van Aerschot | production management Johan Penson | sound Vanessa Court, Alexandre Fostier | production Rosas | co-production La Monnaie/De Munt (Brussels), Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Guimarães 2012, Steirischer Herbst (Graz), deSingel (Antwerp), Concertgebouw Brugge

presented by De Munt/La Monnaie, Rosas & Kaaitheater, Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville, Festival de Wallonie-Brabant Wallon & Centre Culturel D'Ottignies-la-Neuve | support the province du Brabant Wallon