En Atendant

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

En Atendant

With En Atendant in 2010, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker took the polyphonic music of Ars Subtilior as the starting point for the development of a new dance vocabulary. This performance, originally created for the Cloître des Célestins during the Avignon Festival, laid the foundations for her principles “my walking is my dancing” and “my talking is my dancing,” and was a starting point for a renewed questioning of physical architecture in relation to music.

Ars Subtilior is a complex and intellectual musical form dating back to the fourteenth century that starts from a dissonant, unexpected stratification. It matured in a world scarred by the plague, at a time when the social, political, and religious pillars of medieval society were splintering. Today, this sense of upheaval seems more topical than ever. In our current times, also marked by crisis and uncertainty, questions surrounding our physicality and our mortality, feel once again very pressing.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Danced by
Boštjan Antončič, Sophia Dinkel, Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, Cynthia Loemij, Mark Lorimer/Michaël Pomero, Sandy Williams, Sue-Yeon Youn

Created in 2010 with
Boštjan Antončič, Carlos Garbin, Cynthia Loemij, Mark Lorimer, Mikael Marklund, Chrysa Parkinson, Sandy Williams, Sue-Yeon Youn
...L(ÉLEK)ZEM..’ - Istvan Matuz
En Atendant, souffrir m’estuet (ballade) - Filippo da Caserta
Estampie En Atendant 2 (2010) - Bart Coen
Sus un’ Fontayne (virelai) - Johannes Ciconia
Je prens d’amour noriture (virelai) - anonymous
Esperance, ki en mon coeur - anonymous

Cour et Cœur

Michel François

Anne-Catherine Kunz

Musicological advisor
Felicia Bockstael


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

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