Drumming Live

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Performance
9-12 December 2021
Dancers performing Drumming Live by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
Venue

La Villette

Choreographer
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Duration
60 min.
Production
Rosas

In 2020, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting the Festival d’Automne à Paris in staging Drumming Live by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas.

In 1998, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reconnected with the music of Steve Reich, reviving her principles of dance composition. Building on Drumming’s foundation of haunting percussion rhythms, the choreographer fashions a performance whose formal outline and geometric structure upend perceptions. 

Starting with an introductory prompt, Drumming Live combines canons, as well as mirrored, inverted and staggered phrases: the work seems to draw from a boundless choreographic palette, finely shaped to reflect the golden ratio, while at the same time playing on the percussion leitmotifs. Drumming Live engulfs the audience in many combinatorics, all the while giving viewers the chance to understand and to follow the architecture of motion as dancers perform in rhythmic rotation. 

With the Ictus ensemble on stage, Drumming Live asserts the interdependency of the senses: eyes, ears and mind unite to drink in the structure taking shape.

 

Photo : Drumming Live – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker © Anne Van Aerschot

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Portrait of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

In 2021, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her upcoming creation The Mystery Sonatas. Dance Reflections by Van Cleef and Arpels is also partnering with the Festival d’Automne à Paris 2021 for the presentation of Drumming Live at La Villette.

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