Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, Pavel Kolesnikov
Music, Dance
Prices: EUR 4 (standing room) / 6 / 8 / 10 / 13 / 16 / 19 / 22 / 27 / 31 / 38 / 48 / 59
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31. May
Time: 8pm
01. Jun
Time: 8pm
02. Jun
Time: 8pm
03. Jun
Time: 8pm
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© Anne Van Aerschot
  • Introductions to music

    31 May, 1 / 2 / 3 June, 7.30pm, Theater an der Wien, Großer Pausenraum

  • Q & A

    2 June, following the performance

  • Wine tasting

    In cooperation with WEIN & CO we invite you to enjoy a wine tasting before the performance of Die Goldberg Variationen, BWV 988 on 1 June. The theme of the tasting session is The King of White Wines – Riesling wines from Austria and Germany. Under the stewardship of a WEIN & CO sommelier, you will have the opportunity to sample select Riesling wines at the LVDWIG Bar of Hotel Beethoven, next door to the Theater an der Wien (Papagenogasse 6, 1060 Vienna).
    Starting time: 6.30pm
    Combination ticket (including EUR 26 for the wine tasting) can be purchased using the booking form, by phone and at the box offices, subject to availability.

It was a pairing waiting to happen! The great choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has turned her attention to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Repetition and variation are the two defining parameters of this radically resolute composition published in 1741. And repetition and variation are also two vibrant constants in De Keersmaeker’s œuvre spanning four decades. With strict geometric rigour, the music and the physicality unleash free associations. Already while working on one of her first and best-known choreographies Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich in 1982, De Keersmaeker had been thrilled by Bach’s ‘clarity, sense of detail and controlled sophistication’. Her lifelong fascination was recently in evidence in The Six Brandenburg Concertos, performed to resounding success at the 2019 Wiener Festwochen. She returns this year with a world premiere. With The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, the choreographer has created a new signature move for herself, picking up from the solo she performed in Fase. Together with the outstanding young pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, they turn Bach’s often heard Goldberg Variations into an event not to be missed.

  • Artistic Team

    Choreography, Dance Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker With music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Piano Pavel Kolesnikov

  • Production

    Production Rosas Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Concertgebouw (Brugge), La Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Julidans, Sadler’s Wells (London), Montpellier Danse With the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius
    Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation.

    Premiere May 2020, Wiener Festwochen

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