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.
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.'
Choreography and dance Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Music Johann Sebastian Bach, The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Piano Pavel Kolesnikov
Coproduction Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Julidans, Wiener Festwochen, Concertgebouw (Brugge), De Munt / La Monnaie, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Sadler’s Wells (London), Montpellier Danse
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