In the fall of 2018, the Festival d’Automne à Paris will put the work of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in the spotlight. For their ‘Portrait Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’, the festival selected ten choreographies by the choreographer for a total of more than sixty performances in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.
The portrait runs from September to December and includes both new work and repertoire. More specifically it will include Mitten wir im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten (Parisian premiere), Vortex Temporum, Zeitigung, Rosas danst Rosas, Rain (live), A Love Supreme, Verklärte Nacht and Achterland.
The programme will also première the retake of De Keersmaeker's breakthrough performance Fase (1982), in which the choreographer, who has always danced it herself, passes on the performance to two new dancers for the first time in 36 years. In addition, the performance Quartett, a collaboration with tg Stan from 1999 to a text by Heiner Müller, will be revisited for the very first time. The performances A Love Supreme and Rosas danst Rosas will be presented in nearly 10 theatres in the Ile-de-France region.
On 23 September, the festival plans a Slow Walk with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas and P.A.R.T.S., following the example of the Slow Walk in Brussels in 2016. This version will involve five groups walking a 1.2 km route at an extremely slow pace converging on the city hall of Paris where Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker will then be giving the workshop My Walking Is My Dancing. More info soon at www.mywalking.be.
On 6 and 7 October, the Centre National de la Danse in Pantin will organise ‘La Fabrique’, two days of workshops of Rosas and presentations of P.A.R.T.S., the dance school of De Keersmaeker.
At the start of the festival, publishers Actes Sud and Mercatorfonds will be launching the photo book Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Rosas 2007 – 2017, a photographic compendium by, among others, Anne Van Aerschot and Herman Sorgeloos. This book will be published mid-September.