Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker – Rosas – Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich
September 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until September 14, 2019
Before she became an internationally acclaimed choreographer, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker was a young Belgian student moving to New York City with a music cassette in her travel pack. The deceptively simple repetitive compositions by American minimalist Steve Reich became the soundtrack and inspiration for a breakthrough choreographic work—three duets and one solo credited with creating a new vocabulary of movement for contemporary dance.
Both the music and the dance start from the principle of phase shifting through tiny variations: movements that are initially perfectly synchronous gradually start slipping and sliding, resulting in an ingenious play of continuously changing forms and patterns.
Premiered in 1982, Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich laid the foundation for a groundbreaking choreographic career. Having always danced Fase herself, De Keersmaeker now passes her first performance piece on to two new dancers.
Choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Created with Jennifer Everhard (“Come Out”), Michèle Anne De Mey (“Piano Phase” & “Clapping Music”) Danced by Laura Bachman, Soa Ratsifandrihana Music by Steve Reich Light Design by Mark Schwentner (“Violin Phase” & “Come Out”), Remon Fromont (“Piano Phase” & “Clapping Music”) Costumes by Martine André, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Photos by Hugo Glendinning (middle), Anne Van Aerschot (featured, above, and below)
Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation.
Festival Co-Producers Bill & Joyce Kunkle; Lynne and Bert Strieb; Judith Tannenbaum