Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, Pavel Kolesnikov
Music, Dance
Duration: 120 min (incl. 1 set-change interval. We kindly ask you not to leave the auditorium during this short break.)
Prices: EUR 12 / 22 / 32 / 41 / 50
Vergangene Termine
26. Aug
Time: 8pm
27. Aug
Time: 8pm
28. Aug
Time: 8pm
29. Aug
Time: 3pm (Piano: Alain Franco)
29. Aug
Time: 8pm (Piano: Pavel Kolesnikov)
30. Aug
Time: 4pm
Weitere Termine
© Anne Van Aerschot
© Anne Van Aerschot
© Anne Van Aerschot
© Anne Van Aerschot
  • Warm-up! Introductions, lectures and talks

    Goldberg Variations: Introduction to the music by pianist and close collaborator of Rosas, Alain Franco
    26 / 29 August, 7pm

    Why do I like De Keersmaeker´s work, introduction by Christophe Slagmuylder
    30 August, 3pm
    Location Portikus

    Please note Due to the limited number of places available, the warm-up events operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission 30 minutes before start.

    The full Warm-up! programme is availabe here!

  • Q & A

    28 August, following the performance. With Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Pavel Kolesnikov. Moderation: Philipp Gehmacher

  • Evening programme

    Click here to view the evening programme.

  • Kindly supported by

    General Representation of the Government of Flanders

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, Alain Franco (29 August, 3pm) Musical collaboration Alain Franco Choreographic assistant Diane Madden Set, Lights Minna Tiikkainen Sound Alban Moraud Artistic Assistant Martine Lange Artistic coordination Anne Van Aerschot Technical director Marlies Jacques Coordination costumes Heide Vanderieck Sewing Emmanuelle Erhart Technicians Max Adams, Bram Geldhof, Michel Smets

  • Production

    Production Rosas Co-production Wiener Festwochen, Concertgebouw (Brugge), La Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Julidans, Sadler’s Wells (London), Montpellier Danse Thanks to Takeshi Sakai, Anke Loh, Kees Van Houten, Leen Decin, Cynthia Loemij, Jacob Storer With the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Governmentin collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius

    Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation.

    Premiere 26 August, Wiener Festwochen

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