En Atendant

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

En Atendant

In En Atendant, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is taking a new step in her exploration of the combination of music and dance. After Bach and Webern in Zeitung, The Beatles in The Song and Mahler in 3Abschied, this time her starting point is the Ars Subtilior: a complex and intellectual form of polyphonic music from the 14th century that is based on dissonance and contrast. Ars Subtilior developed on the ruins of the plague and the Church at a time when the social, political and religious pillars of mediaeval society were fragmenting. Nowadays this upheaval seems more relevant than ever. In the light of today’s increasingly confusing events and the complexity of the choices we face, the question of our mortality and physicality is becoming ever more crucial.

Choreography
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
 
Created with and danced by
Boštjan Antončič, Carlos Garbin, Cynthia Loemij, Mark Lorimer, Mikael Marklund, Chrysa Parkinson, Sandy Williams, Sue-Yeon Youn
 
Music
Ars Subtilior

Musicians
Michael Schmid/Julian Elvira en Cour & Coeur: Bart Coen/Dimos De Beun/An Van Laethem, Birgit Goris/Thomas Baeté, Annelies Van Gramberen/Els Van Laethem/Olalla Alemán

Scenography
Michel François

Costumes
Anne-Catherine Kunz

Musicological advisor
Felicia Bockstael

Sound
Alex Fostier

Production
Rosas

Co-production
De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels), Festival Grec (Barcelona), Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Festival d’Avignon, Concertgebouw Brugge

World Première
Festival d'Avignon, Cloître des Célestins, July 9, 2010