Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker / ROSAS

  • Fri 14.10.11 20 h
  • Sat 15.10.11 20 h


Bartók/Mikrokosmos, created in 1987, is an evening of dance and music presented in three parts. The dance duet ›Mikrokosmos‹, set to a composition by Bela Bartók for two pianos, introduced the then radical development of a male dancer taking to the stage for the first time in De Keersmaeker’s work. This is followed by a musical work by György Ligeti, performed by two pianists, and a dance to the Fourth String Quartet by Bela Bartók. Here four female dancers interpret the Hungarian composer’s energetic composition in perfectly constructed yet unpretentious movements that lend an extra layer of intensity to the musical experience.


Premiere: 01.10.1987, Halles de Schaerbeek, Presentation: Kaaitheater (Brussels)

›Mikrokosmos, Seven Pieces for Two Pianos‹

Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Danced by: Elizaveta Penkóva, Jakub Truszkowski

Created with: Jean Luc Ducourt, Johanne Saunier

Music: Béla Bartók

Performed live by: Jean-Luc Plouvier, Jean-Luc Fafchamps

Rehearsal Directors: Johanne Saunier, Mark Lorimer

›Monument / Selbstporträt mit Reich und Riley (und Chopin ist auch dabei) / in zart fliessender Bewegung‹

Music: György Ligeti:

Performed live by: Jean-Luc Plouvier, Jean-Luc Fafchamps

›Quatuor N° 4‹

Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Danced by: Tale Dolven, Elizaveta Penkóva, Taka Shamoto, Sue-Yeon Youn

Created with: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Roxane Huilmand, Fumiyo Ikeda, Nadine Ganase, Johanne Saunier

Music performed live by: The Duke Quartet : Louisa Fuller (violin), John Metcalfe (alto), Rick Koster (violin), Sophie Harris (cello)

Rehearsal Director: Fumiyo Ikeda

Lighting design: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Herman Sorgeloos

Costumes: 1987: Rosas; Re-run: Anne-Catherine Kunz

Assistant to the artistic director: Anne Van Aerschot

Production Management: Johan Penson assisted by Willem deCoster

Technicians: Jan Herinckx, Simo Reynders, Wannes De Rydt, Michael Smets

Production 1987: Rosas, Kaaitheater, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris)

Co-production Early Works: Sadler's Wells (London)

Thanks to: Michael Frohnmeyer, Ictus, Valentina Nelissen, Sandra Ortega Bejarano, Jean-Luc Plouvier,

Herman Sorgeloos, Frank Vandezande

Supported by the Flemish Government

The performances at PACT Zollverein are made possible by the support of the Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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