Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

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Born in 1960, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is a Belgian choreographer and dancer. After studying dance at the Mudra School of Maurice Béjart and the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, she created Asch, her first choreographic work, in 1980. Two years later, this was followed by the premiere of Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich. In 1983, De Keersmaeker established her own dance company Rosas parallel to creating the iconic choreography Rosas danst Rosas. The foundation of the dance school P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels dates back to 1995. Her choreography is grounded in a profound exploration of the relationship between music and movement, based on a repertoire that extends from early to contemporary music. Her choreographic practice also draws inspiration from geometric and numerical patterns, nature and social structures. Last year, her interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Six Brandenburg Concertos was presented by Wiener Festwochen, following other guest performances with Ottone, Ottone (1989), Verklärte Nacht in a version for 14 dancers (1996) and Counter Phrases (2003).

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