Thursday, October 13

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker - Vortex Temporum

Rehearsal in Bochum, October 2013, Ruhrtriennale
"Time flies, runs out, stands still. But can it be visible? In this penetrating work by the inimitable Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (En Atendant & Cesena, 2013 Next Wave), seven dancers inhabit late French composer Gérard Grisey’s three distinct ways of perceiving the passing seconds, using his spectral 1996 masterpiece Vortex Temporum as guide. Pairing off with seven roving musicians from Ictus Ensemble, they offer a meticulous, measure-by- measure translation of Grisey’s score, inscribing the air with shadows of its sonic textures. Circles form within circles in this meditative procession in which bodies twist, a piano turns, and time spirals on, luminous and legible."
BAM (Video)
BAM: Neither (Video)
BAM: Remains (Video)

2009 July: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, 2012 December: Rosas Danst Rosas (1983), 2013 September: Re : Rosas!, 2014 March: Maison Martin Margiela with H&M (2012).