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)