Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Inventione

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Radouan Mriziga

Weightless floating dancer.
© Anne Van Aerschot
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Radouan Mriziga
90 min

In 2024, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting the creation Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Inventione by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Radouan Mriziga.

In this piece, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Radouan Mriziga set out to explore Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The starting point for this new choreographic work is the exquisite recording of Vivaldi’s composition by virtuosic violinist and long-time Rosas collaborator Amandine Beyer and her ensemble Gli Incogniti.


In Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Inventione, multiple strands come together to create a unique choreographic language. The piece aims to return to the core, the structure of Vivaldi’s famous composition and the many associations and emotions it evokes, while offering a choreographic counterpoint to it. At the same time the dance underscores that there may be something contemplative to be found in The Four Seasons, in its familiarity, and in the familiarity of nature.

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Portrait of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

In 2024, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting the choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker for her latest creation Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Inventione as well as several institutions for the presentation of the piece.

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Radouan Mriziga

Choreographer and dancer Radouan Mriziga (Morocco, 1985) studied dance in Marrakech and Tunisia, and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, from which he graduated in 2012. Since then, he worked on several productions, including Half Eleven Summer Night by Bart Meuleman (Toneelhuis), Re:Zeitung (P.A.R.T.S. Foundation and De Munt) for which a young generation of professional dancers reworked Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Zeitung, Primitive by Claire Croizé, People in a Field by Simon Tanguy and Becoming by Youness Khoukhou. From 2014 onwards he started creating his own work for which he received support from Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre until 2019. After his first solo, 55, he created a group piece, entitled 3600, in 2016, followed by 7 in 2017. In 2017, Radouan Mriziga became an artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels. In 2019, he created a performance for young dancers, 8.2., in collaboration with Moussem, het paleis and fABULEUS. In 2021, Radouan Mriziga became artist in residence at deSingel in Antwerp. Recent performances include Atlas, Libya, Akal, Ayur and Tafukt. Creation 2024 is Radouan Mriziga’s second collaboration with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The choreographers previously worked together on 3IRD5 @ W9RK (2020), created for the garden of La Maison des Arts in Brussels.