The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Johann Sebastian Bach is one of choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's great loves, and the Goldberg Variations is one of his most brilliant works. From a simple, subdued melody, a musical cosmos unfolds that shines with extraordinary versatility and unparalleled complexity. Together with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, De Keersmaeker enters into a dialogue with the Goldberg Variations, in a solo performance which she dances herself. With one aria and thirty variations, the music challenges the dance to constantly change and at the same time preserve an unchanging core.
On 7 July, following the performance, there will be a discussion with Anne Teresa moderated by Constant Meijers in the Pleinfoyer.
Starting time 19.30
De Keersmaeker is one of the most influential contemporary choreographers in the world. With her company Rosas, she has given dance a new face in the past three decades and inspired generations of young dance makers. She was awarded numerous prizes, including the Golden Lion, the prestigious oeuvre prize of the Venice Biennale. De Volkskrant calls De Keersmaeker 'the choreographer who like no other knows how to bring emotion into the golden triangle of dance, form, and music.' -|-For if there is one characteristic that unites all of De Keersmaeker's work, it is the intense relationship between dance and music. Her starting point is always the structure of the composition, which she translates into her own medium of dance.
De Keersmaeker's collaboration with the celebrated Russian pianist Kolesnikov produces pure magic. Music magazine Bachtrack calls him 'perhaps the most introspective and meditative pianist. He is a poet of the piano rather than a novelist or a storyteller.'
Choreografie en dans / Chorégraphie et danse / Choreography and dance Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Muziek / Musique / Music Johann Sebastian Bach, The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Piano Pavel Kolesnikov
Muzikale samenwerking / Collaboration musicale / Musical collaboration Alain Franco
Choreografisch assistent / Assistante chorégraphique / Choreographic assistant Diane Madden
Decor en licht / Scénographie et lumières / Set and lighting design Minna Tiikkainen
Geluid / Son / Sound Alban Moraud
Artistieke assistente / Assistante artistique / Artistic assistant Martine Lange
Artistieke coördinatie en planning / Coordination artistique et planning / Artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot
Tourmanager Tis Daneels
Technisch directrice / direction technique / Technical director Marlies Jacques
Coördinator Kostuums / Chef costumière / Costumes coordinator Heide Vanderieck
Naaister / Couturière / Sewing Emmanuelle Erhart
Kleedster / Habillage / Wardrobe Ester Manas
Technici / Techniciens / Technicians Jonathan Maes, Jan Balfoort, Bram Geldhof, Laurie Sanchez
Productie / Production Rosas
Coproductie / Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Concertgebouw (Brugge), De Munt / La Monnaie, Théâtre de la Ville à Paris - Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris), Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Julidans, Sadler’s Wells (London), Montpellier Danse
Met dank aan / Remerciements / Special thanks to Takeshi Sakai, Anke Loh, Kees Van Houten, Leen Decin, Cynthia Loemij, Jacob Storer
This production is realized with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius.
Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation.
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