Feature: Bag a handful of Rosas DVDS!

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Rosas prize DVDs & bag Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker , one of the most influential and distinctive European choreographers of the last 30 years, is bringing a season of her early works to Sadler’s Wells next month – and will be dancing herself on two of the four evenings – with her company Rosas.

*To celebrate, we have DVDs of Fase, Rosas danst Rosas & Hoppla – along with a Rosas tote bag to win! *
Which work by De Keersmaeker is performed most often?
Answer: Fase

Competition closes: 12 noon, Mon 18 April 2011

Our lucky winner has been notified!

The programme, over four evenings includes Fase (Sun 10 April), Rosas danst Rosas (Tue 12), the UK premiere of Elena’s Aria (Thu 14)and *Bartók / Mikrokosmos* (Sat 16 April).

Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich (1982), a collaboration with the American minimalist composer, is Rosas first work and De Keersmaeker’s most frequently performed piece. It is made up of three duets and one solo, choreographed to four repetitive compositions n which Reich allows his tones to gradually shift in rhythm and melody – the same phase-shifting principle is applied to the choreography. For the performance on 10 April Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker herself performs alongside Tale Dolven.

Rosas danst Rosas (1997) is an iconic work features four female dancers performing a series of five physically intense choreographic ‘chapters’ that expose the concentrated, powerful relationship between them. The hypnotic, rhythmic soundtrack was created by Thierry De Mey and Peter Vermeersch in conjunction with the choreography.

In the UK Premiere of Elena’s Aria (c 1985) De Keersmaeker will dance with four female dancers, including Fumiyo Ikeda. In this work she uses arias instead of repetitive music and allows the movements to follow their own path regardless of the music. This was the first of De Keersmaeker’s works to use film projections and spoken word.

Bartók/Mikrokosmos (1987) is about the pleasure of dancing and playing together. It is presented in three parts with live music and includes the dance duet Mikrokosmos set to a composition by Bela Bartók.

Rosas Early Works
10 – 16 April, Sadler’s Wells. *Tickets from £10 – more details/booking

*Watch a rare video interview of “Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker”: talking about her work, and extracts from Fase & Rosas danst Rosas

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