Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker at Tate Modern
One of the most important choreographers of the late 20th century, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker will adapt her widely acclaimed 1982 performance Fase: Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich for the first of Tank 2’s artists’ residencies.
There are two ticketed evening performances – but also many chances to see extracts of the work in the new Tank performance space for free – and on Friday Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker launches a new book with an ‘in conversation event, with Bojana Cvejić, Jonathan Burrows and Chris Dercon – and a performance of a section of Rosas Danst Rosas.
Fase , an hour-long minimalist dance performed by De Keersmaeker and a partner, is considered to be the starting point of the contemporary dance movement that developed in Flanders during the 1980s. In her choreography, De Keersmaeker explores the relationship between music and dance and aims to articulate the basic principles of the musical composition rather than allowing the dance to simply illustrate the music.
Evening performances booking recommended: Thursday 19 July and Friday 20 July, 20.30
There are a number of free short performances, no booking necessary:
Wednesday 18 July, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00 and 17.00
Thursday 19 July, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 and 14.00
Friday 20 July, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 and 14.00
13:00 Piano Phase, 24 min
14:00 Come Out, 14 min
15:00 Violin Phase, 16 min
16:00 Clapping Music, 7min
JUST ADDED: Friday 20 July, 4pm: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker launches a new book about some of her key works – A Choreographer’s Score: Fase, Rosas danst Rosas, Elena’s Aria, Bartók – and talks with Bojana Cvejić, Jonathan Burrows and Chris Dercon. There will also be a performance of an extract of Rosas Danst Rosas
Part of the series Tank 2: Focus Projects
Please note: these performances are standing only
Part of London 2012