Rosas / tg Stan

Quartett is a 1999 collaboration between dance company Rosas and TG Stan. The performance is based on the eponymous text by German author Heiner Müller, who found inspiration in the 1782 classic Les liaisons dangereuses, written by French courtier Choderlos de Laclos. Müller’s play opens with the words “A salon before the French revolution / a bunker following world war three.” A man and a woman attempt to gain amorous affection from each other while their outside world is on the verge of collapse (or has collapsed already). The confrontation between the masculine and the feminine, however, equally concerns a confrontation between the powers of persuasion and the physical threat of movement. Quartett was created by Frank Vercruyssen, Cynthia Loemij, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Jolente De Keersmaeker. Actor Frank Vercruyssen (Stan) and dancer Cynthia Loemij (Rosas) share the stage.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Cynthia Loemij, Frank Vercruyssen

Heiner Müller, Quartett

Performed by
Cynthia Loemij, Frank Vercruyssen

Set and lighting design
Herman Sorgeloos, Thomas Walgrave

An D’Huys

Tg Stan, Rosas

Coproduction 1999
Kaaitheater (Brussels)

De Munt / La Monnaie

4 March 1999, Kaaitheater (Brussels)

  • Quartett — Trailer (2018 revival)