Rosas danst Rosas

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Rosas danst Rosas

In 1983, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker had her international breakthrough with Rosas danst Rosas, a performance that has since become a benchmark in the history of postmodern dance. Rosas danst Rosas builds on the minimalism initiated in Fase (1982):  abstract movements constitute the basis of a layered choreographic structure in which repetition plays the lead role. The fierceness of these movements is countered by small everyday gestures. Rosas danst Rosas is unequivocally feminine: four female dancers dance themselves, again and again. The exhaustion and perseverance that come with it create an emotional tension that contrasts sharply with the rigorous structure of the choreography. The repetitive, “maximalistic” music by Thierry De Mey and Peter Vermeersch was created concurrently with the choreography. This restaging of Rosas danst Rosas will be danced by a completely new young cast.

Choreography
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Created by
Adriana Borriello, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Michèle Anne De Mey, Fumiyo Ikeda

Danced by
Rosas
Music
Thierry De Mey, Peter Vermeersch

Musicians
Thierry De Mey, Walter Hus, Eric Sleichim, Peter Vermeersch

Set Design 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Light Design
Remon Fromont

Costumes
Rosas

Production 
1983-Rosas, Kaaitheater
1993-Rosas, La Monnaie / De Munt

Coproduction Early Works
Sadler's Wells (London), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Premiere
6 May 1983, Théâtre de la Balsamine (Brussels)
Presentation Kaaitheaterfestival