Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Mystery Sonatas / for Rosa
Rosas, Amandine Beyer / Gli Incogniti
I sector € 40,00
II sector € 32,00
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
set and lighting design
artistic coordination and planning
“A rose is a rose”
After Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her choreographic research through music and delves into the mystical and geometric writing of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber with Mystery Sonatas / for Rosa, the new show co-produced by the Festival dei Due Mondi with Rosas, La Monnaie/De Munt, Concertgebouw Bruges and Dance Reflections by Van Cleef&Arpels.
In this new work, music and geometry intertwine around a single figure: the rose. An artistic and literary symbol of secrecy and mystery, the rose is here interpreted as a synonym of obstacle and rebellion. The dancing body, whether individual or collective, becomes the means for an act of resistance, to which Biber’s music, in its narrative complexity and the richness of its virtuosity, invites us. With the collaboration of violinist Amandine Beyer and her ensemble Gli Incogniti, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker stages the three cycles of Biber’s virtuosic Rosary Sonatas with the dancers of Rosas company, of which she is artistic director. Since her debut with Rosas danst Rosas, an iconic piece of contemporary dance, the choreographer seems to show the focal elements of her aesthetic: the minimalism of movements, the layering of repeated and superimposed sequences, the rigour of the execution and a meticulous exploration of the link between dance and music. Inherently religious and narrative, a musical translation of the fifteen Sacred Mysteries of the Virgin Mary‘s life, with their succession of gigues, allemandes, and courantes, Biber’s Sonatas are an invitation to dance. For this new creation, De Keersmaeker has drawn on memories of her own past, while circularity, repetition and “petal” patterns are the key elements that allow the form to change according to musical variations. The rose also returns as a symbol in the dedication: the performance is a tribute to the women of the resistance Rosa Bonheur, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosa Parks, and Rosa, the 15-year-old activist who was swallowed by the waters of the river Ourthe during the floods in Belgium in 2021 due to climate change.
From early Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich to more recent Bartók / Beethoven / Schoenberg, Bach’s Partita No. 2 or Grisey’s Vortex Temporum, De Keersmaeker’s vast body of work uses musical structures and compositions from different eras in a choreographic work that also draws on formal principles from geometry, mathematical patterns, the natural world and social structures, offering a unique perspective on the movement of the body in time and space.
coproduction Concertgebouw Brugge, De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels), Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, Théâtre de la Ville à Paris, Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi
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