When Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker worked on Violin Phase in New York in 1980, one piece of music alone besides Steve Reich’s was played in the studio: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Thirty‑five years later, the choreographer continues her work with these pieces. “For me, Bach’s music contains movement and dance like none other and succeeds in associating extreme abstraction with a concrete, physical and even transcendental dimension, perhaps for that very reason.” A regular guest at the Palais Garnier, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has been invited back this season with her company, Rosas, to present a codified choreographic language that goes to the very heart of Bach’s music.
Experience the work differently
"The History of Dance" workshops build on the 2018/2019 season’s productions and invites the whole family to discover key periods and trends in the history of dance through artistic practice.
La Monnaie/de Munt, Bruxelles,
Opéra de Lille,
Opéra national de Paris,
Sadler’s Wells, Londres,
Les théâtres de la ville, Luxembourg,
Holland Festival, Amsterdam,
Festival de Marseille