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Time made visible to a score by Gérard Grisey.
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Friday October 14, 2016
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US Premiere
Vortex Temporum
Oct 14—Oct 15, 2016
 
Dance

Rosas & Ictus
Choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

 
 

Time flies, runs out, stands still. But can it be visible? In this penetrating work by the inimitable Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (En Atendant & Cesena, 2013 Next Wave), seven dancers inhabit late French composer Gérard Grisey’s three distinct ways of perceiving the passing seconds, using his spectral 1996 masterpiece Vortex Temporum as guide. Pairing off with seven roving musicians from Ictus Ensemble, they offer a meticulous, measure-by- measure translation of Grisey’s score, inscribing the air with shadows of its sonic textures.

Circles form within circles in this meditative procession in which bodies twist, a piano turns, and time spirals on, luminous and legible.

 

Music by Gérard Grisey
Music direction by Georges-Elie Octors
Lighting design by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Luc Schaltin
Costumes by Anne-Catherine Kunz
Musical dramaturgy by Bojana Cvejic

Produced by Rosas
Coproduction with De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels), Ruhrtriennale, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Sadler’s Wells (London), Opéra de Lille, ImpulsTanz (Vienna), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Concertgebouw Brugge (Brugges)

 
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1hr 5min
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Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by:
DDCF
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
 
“It’s almost shocking how perfectly the movement fits rhythms in the music that you might not have known existed.”
— The New York Times
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