Vincent Dunoyer / Rosas [Brussels]



15.11 – 17.11.2007

Rubik’s Cube

The choreographer and ex-Rosas dancer Vincent Dunoyer created a solo for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker using the same compositional technique as for Cadavre Exquis (2005). For that piece he took photos of himself in specific poses and asked PARTS students to choreograph phrases of movement to fit between them. He then put these passages together and danced them as a new entity.

For Sister he asked Fumiyo Ikeda to recall and show poses and movements from past Rosas productions, which the photographer Mirjam Devriendt then captured. He then asked about thirty Rosas dancers (and ex-dancers) to take two photos each and link them by means of a new choreographic phrase. In Sister Dunoyer then threads them all together to make a new choreographic piece which he himself dances first, and then Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. This puts her at both the beginning and the end of this ‘dance chain’.

The result is a dance piece that is both recognisable and unfamiliar and glows with the pleasure of puzzling.

choreography Vincent Dunoyer
performed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Vincent Dunoyer
muse Fumiyo Ikeda
choreographic material Nicole Balm, Nordine Benchorf, Iris Bouche, Jordi Cassanovas Sempere , Marta Coronado, Oscar Dasi y Perez, Tale Dolven, Natalia Espinet Valles, Alix Eynaudi, Nadine Ganase, Thomas Hauert, John Jasperse, Kitty Kortes Lynch, Marion Levy, Cynthia Loemij, Mark Lorimer, Sara Ludi, Nathalie Million, Anne Mousselet, Roberto Oliván de la Iglesia, Elizaveta Penkóva, Pere Pladevall, Carlotta Sagna, Salva Sanchis, Johanne Saunier, Taka Shamoto, Clinton Stringer, Eduardo Toroja, Rosalba Torres Guerrero, Samantha Van Wissen, Frank Vercruyssen
dancers video Pere Pladevall, Kitty Kortes Lynch, Cynthia Loemij, John Jasperse
voices Nicole Balm, Jordi Cassanovas Sempere
music F. Schubert, Ständchen, D 920
light and technical coordination Hans Meijer, assisted by Jitske Vandenbussche
scenography Vincent Dunoyer
thanks to Herman Sorgeloos
costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz
photography Mirjam Devriendt
production managers Hanne Van Waeyenberge, Johan Penson, assisted by Tom Van Aken
production Rosas (Brussels)
coproduction ImpulsTanz Wien