Rain (excerpt)

Creation date : 2001

This choreography was taught to 20 dancers of Paris Opera Ballet during many months by Jacob Truszkowski and his partners from Rosas, until its première in may 2011.


De Keersmaeker, Anne Teresa

Following her dance studies at the Mudra, the school founded and directed by Maurice Béjart in Brussels, and studies in the dance section of the Tisch School of the Arts (New York University), Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker began her career as a choreographer with “Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich” (1982). She founded the Rosas Company in 1983, at the same time as she created “Rosas danst rosas”. These two works, which led to her being rapidly internationally acclaimed, have since been reproduced several times, in particular as part of the Early Works project (2010). Between 1992 and 2007, de Keersmaeker was the choreographer in residence at the Monnaie, the Belgian national opera in Brussels. Here, she created a wide range of works that were presented throughout the world. In 1995, she established the P.A.R.T.S. dance school, hand-in-hand with the Monnaie. Her choreography illustrates how she combines her keen sense of architectural composition and pronounced theatricality, which are constantly evolving. As a result of this highly-personal expression, she has been honoured with numerous awards, including the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award in 2011. From the moment she started creating choreography, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker has always focused on relationships between music and dance. She incorporates highly-diversified compositions, dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, and integrates genres as varied as jazz, traditional Indian music and pop. In her more recent productions, such as “The Song” (2009), and the diptych “En Atendant” (2010) and “Cesena” (2011) she worked hand-in-hand with a variety of plastic artists. She also worked with Boris Charmatz on his very last creation, “Partita 2” (2013).

In 2013, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of “Rosas danst rosas ”, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, in collaboration with fABULEUS, launched the project Re: Rosas. It is an invitation to create and film your own version of the famous chairs scene from “Rosas danst rosas”. A video compiling the thousands of videos received is now available online.

Source: Maison de la Danse performance programme

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