Work/Travail/Arbeid

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? This question was the point of departure for Work/Travail/Arbeid. In response, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagined her piece Vortex Temporum for the radically different temporal, spatial, and perceptual conditions of a museum-like environment. The choreographer did not simply bring a dance performance into a new kind of space, but rethought it as a nine weeks long exhibition, continuously accessible to the public. The original choreography made for the condensed time and space of a stage performance was thus entirely reinvented so as to extend itself across a new time and space. This project transformed the conditions that have long been essential to dance and gave a new form to the rigorous choreographic writing for which De Keersmaeker is known.

Concept & choreography
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Initiated by WIELS

Curator
Elena Filipovic

Artistic consultant
Ann Veronica Janssens

Dramaturgy 
Bojana Cvejić

Artistic assistant 
Femke Gyselinck

Danced by 
Boštjan Antončič, Balázs Busa, Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, Cynthia Loemij, Sarah Ludi, Julien Monty, Michaël Pomero, Camille Prieux, Gabriel Schenker, Igor Shyshko, Denis Terrasse, Thomas Vantuycom, Samantha van Wissen

Musicians
Ictus 

Music director
Georges-Elie Octors, Diego Borrello

Piano 
Jean-Luc Plouvier
Flute
Chryssi Dimitriou
Clarinet
Dirk Descheemaeker
Violin
Igor Semenoff
Viola
Jeroen Robbrecht
Cello
Geert De Bièvre

Music
Vortex Temporum, Gérard Grisey (1996)

Costumes
Anne-Catherine Kunz 

Production
WIELS & Rosas

Work/Travail/Arbeid was realized with to the support of 
De Munt/La Monnaie, Center for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR), Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Ictus, BNP Paribas Fortis, Fondation BNP Paribas, WIELS Patrons, and Rolex Institute

The Work/Travail/Arbeid tour is supported by Fondation BNP Paribas. The Centre Pompidou version is a realisation of Centre Pompidou and the Opéra National de Paris. The version at Tate Modern is curated by Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance), with Isabella Maidment, Assistant Curator, Performance, and produced by Judith Bowdler, Production Coordinator, Live Performance and Film. The version at MoMA is organized by Ana Janevski, Associate Curator, with Martha Joseph, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Media and Performance Art; produced by Lizzie Gorfaine, Performance Producer, with Kate Scherer, Assistant Performance Coordinator. Generous funding for the exhibition is provided by The Modern Women’s Fund. Additional support is provided by the Annual Exhibition Fund.

 

20.03 - 17.05.2015
WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussel

11.09 – 13.09.2015
WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussel 
exceptional revival in the context of Het Theaterfestival

26.02 - 06.03.2016
Centre Pompidou, Parijs 

08 - 10.07.2016
Tate Modern, Londen 

29.03 – 02.04.2017
MoMA, New York

  • Behind the scenes at the Centre Pompidou
  • Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in conversation with Kathy Halbreich | MoMA LIVE