Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Amandine Beyer / Rosas, Gli Incogniti

Mystery Sonatas / for Rosa

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Amandine Beyer / Rosas, Gli Incogniti

© Anne Van Aerschot

91º Anniversary Teatro Rivoli

January

20/01 fri 21:30
21/01 sat 21:30

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

dance ⁄ live music ⁄ geometry ⁄ resistance
National premiere
Price Free
Duration 2h15
Age rating 16+
Additional information This performance contains strobe lights
“A rose is a rose is a rose.”
— Gertrude Stein

Music and geometry have always been central to the work of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In Mystery Sonatas / for Rosa these interests form a bond through a symbol — the rose. With a long history of symbolism in art history and literature, the rose often represents secrecy and mystery. Written around 1676, the Mystery Sonatas is a musical translation of the fifteen Sacred Mysteries of the life of the Virgin Mary. In this choreography, roses are not simply at play because of their beauty, but because of their resistance — with every rose comes its thorns. The dancing body, as an individual or a community, becomes an act of resistance, while Biber’s music, rich in virtuosity and narrative, opens a door to it. This work is dedicated to women of resistance — Rosa Bonheur, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosa Parks, Rosa Vergaelen, and Rosa, the 15-year-old climate activist who died in the Belgian floodings of 2021.


In 1980, after studying dance at the Mudra School in Brussels and the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (who was born in 1960) created Asch, her first choreographic work. Two years later, she premiered Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich. She founded the Rosas company in 1983, in Brussels, while working on Rosas danst Rosas. Her choreographies have since been seen as means to explore the existing relation between dance and music. She has created a wide-ranging body of work with Rosas, engaging the musical structures of several periods, from early music to more contemporary and popular idioms. Her work also draws formal principles from geometry and numerical patterns to offer a unique perspective on the body’s articulation in space and time. In 1995, De Keersmaeker established the P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) school in Brussels in association with De Munt / La Monnaie.


Co-presentation with:
Culturgest – Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos, January 25th and 26th, 2023

91º Anniversary Teatro Rivoli

January

20/01 fri 21:30
21/01 sat 21:30

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

dance ⁄ live music ⁄ geometry ⁄ resistance
National premiere
Price Free
Duration 2h15
Age rating 16+
Additional information This performance contains strobe lights
Choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Performers Cintia Sebők, Laura Maria Poletti, Mariana Miranda, Sophia Dinkel, Frank Gizycki, Jacob Storer, José Paulo dos Santos, Lav Crnčević, Mamadou Wagué, Rafa Galdino
Music Mystery Sonatas, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Musical direction Amandine Beyer
Musicians Gli Incogniti: Amandine Beyer (violin) Baldomero Barciela Varela (viole de gambe), Ignacio Laguna Navarro (theorbo and baroque guitar), Francesco Romano (archluth), Anna Fontana (harpsichord and organ)
Set and lighting design Minna Tiikkainen
Rehearsal directors Diane Madden, Cynthia Loemij
Costumes Fauve Ryckebusch
Research Lieze Eneman, Tessa Hall
Technical director Marlies Jacques
Sound Alban Moraud, Erwan Boulay
Artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot
Artistic assistant Martine Lange
Tour manager Bert De Bock
Costumes coordination Alexandra Verschueren
Seamstresses Emmanuelle Erhart, Martha Verleyen, Ester Manas
Wardrobe Ella De Vos, Ester Manas, Emma Zune, Chiara Mazzarolo
Technicians Max Adams, Jonathan Maes, Quentin Maes, Olivier De Groelard, Bram Geldhof, Jan Balfoort, Michael Smets, Wannes De Rydt, Clive Mitchell, Bennert Vancottem, Thomas Vermaercke, Thibault Rottiers, Laurie Sanchez, Klaas Trekker, Gabel Eiben
Intern Martha Dewit
Production Rosas
Coproduction Concertgebouw Brugge, De Munt / La Monnaie, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, Théâtre de la Ville à Paris, Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi
Acknowledgements Ester Manas, Steven Fillet, la fille d'O, Boštjan Antončič, Michaël Pomero, Marie Goudot, Yuika Hashimoto, David Durán
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