Bartók / Beethoven / Schönberg

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

On this repertory evening, Rosas brings together three early works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In 1986, De Keersmaeker first ventured into the terrain of contemporary classical music with Bartók's string quartet Quartet No. 4. In a choreography punctuated by both playful and combative accents, De Keersmaeker took on the task of distilling a dance score out of Bartók's complex rhythms and layered harmonies. In Die Grosse Fuge (1992), De Keersmaeker sets out to find a male vocabulary, with Rosas’ dancers challenging gravity in a piece that sought to provide a physical translation of Beethoven's ingenious use of counterpoint. The final piece of the evening, Verklärte Nacht (1995), presents a shamelessly romantic love story, in which the contrasting feelings of a man and a woman are dissected and interpreted in an expressive duet/trio based on Schönberg's eponymous musical score. Each of the three pieces constitutes a choreographic response to a specific historical score, unveiling De Keersmaeker's penchant for both abstract conceptualisation and narrative composition.

QUATUOR N°4

from BARTÓK/AANTEKENINGEN - 1986

Choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Danced by Rosas
Music Béla Bartók, Quatuor n°4
Lighting design Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Costumes Rosas
Première 16/05/1986, Théâtre CBA (Brussels)

DIE GROSSE FUGE

from ERTS - 1992

Choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Danced by Rosas
Music Ludwig van Beethoven, Grosse Fuge, op.133
Lighting design Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Costumes Rosas
Première 02/02/1992, Halles de Schaerbeek (Brussels)

VERKLÄRTE NACHT

1995 – new version 2014

Choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Danced by Rosas
Music Arnold Schönberg, Verklärte Nacht, op. 4
Lighting design Luc Schaltin, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Costumes Rosas / Rudy Sabounghi
Première 16/08/2014, Ruhrtriennale


 

Production
Rosas
Coproduction
De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels)