Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Louis Nam Le Van Ho & Alain Franco/Rosas [BE]
11.12 – 14.12.2019
Almost ten years after Zeitung (2008), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Alain Franco used the building blocks of that production to make a new one: Zeitigung. Against the backdrop of a changing world and channelled through the bodies of eight young dancers, they updated their own work. The young choreographer and dancer Louis Nam Le Van Ho brought his own dance language into dialogue with De Keersmaeker’s choreography. His contribution builds a bridge to a new generation of creators and choreographers, offering a different perspective on De Keersmaeker’s and Franco’s ongoing exploration of the intersection between music and dance. In Zeitigung, Alain Franco again takes his seat at the piano. In a broad historical gesture, the music of Bach, Brahms, Schönberg and Webern stretches across the geometric principles and improvisations in the choreography. Zeitigung is returning to the Kaaitheater stage, where it premièred in 2017.
‘Zeitigung is a joyful thunderclap, a long lightning flash of energy and happiness. Suspended time that awakens you to the magic and the tenderness of the world.’ – LA LIBRE
‘A playful across eight fascinating personalities who portray themselves – while lying down, jumping, and grinning – through and thanks to Franco’s tender piano playing.’ – KNACK FOCUS
concept Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Alain Franco, Louis Nam Le Van Ho | choreography
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Louis Nam Le Van Ho | piano Alain Franco | created with and danced by Lav Crnčević, José Paulo dos Santos, Bilal El Had, Frank Gizycki, Robin Haghi, Louis Nam Le Van Ho, Luka Švajda, Thomas Vantuycom | music Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Arnold Schönberg, Robert Schumann, Anton Webern | rehearsal director Mark Lorimer, Cynthia Loemij | assistants transmission Zeitung (2008) Mark Lorimer, Cynthia Loemij, Moya Michael, Elizaveta Penkova, Tale Dolven | dance vocabulary in collaboration with David Hernandez | lighting design Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | costume assistant Lila John | sewing Charles Gisèle, Maria Eva Rodriguez | artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot | technical director Joris De Bolle | sound Alexandre Fostier | costumes coordinator Heide Vanderieck | wardrobe Emma Zune, Ella De Vos | technicians Max Adams, Jonathan Maes, Quentin Maes, Michael Smets | production Rosas | co-production De Munt/La Monnaie | special thanks to Femke Gyselinck, Theo Livesey, Piano’s Maene, Dominique Duszynski | world premiere 9/11/2017, Kaaitheater | Zeitigung was realized with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius | Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation.