Drumming (1998) is one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most iconic choreographies, written to the eponymous, minimalistic percussion score by Steve Reich. Rosas brings the hypnotic performance in the unique setting of the Velodroom.
Drumming (1998) is one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most iconic choreographies, written to the eponymous, minimalistic percussion score by Steve Reich. The music starts with a single rhythmic motif, which subsequently multiplies and unfolds into a rich cornucopia of textures including drums, woodwinds, brass and voice. Reich here ramps up the technique: through minor tempo accelerations the musicians almost imperceptibly push their unison out of joint, resulting in a never-ending volley of canons. In the dance, the choreographic complexity was devised in a similar fashion: a single movement phrase serves as the foundation for an infinite number of variations across time and space. When the music stops and the bodies come to a halt, the audience realizes what they have witnessed: a wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of vital energy.
To be seen in the unique location of the Velodrome!
choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker danced by Rosas created in 1998 with Iris Bouche, Bruce Campbell, Marta Coronado, Alix Eynaudi, Fumiyo Ikeda, Martin Kilvády, Oliver Koch, Cynthia Loemij, Roberto Oliván de la Iglesia, Ursula Robb, Taka Shamoto, Rosalba Torres music Steve Reich ‘Drumming’ set & lighting Jan Versweyveld costumes Dries Van Noten choreographic assistants for the revival Cynthia Loemij, Fumiyo Ikeda, Ursula Robb, Jakub Truszkowski, Clinton Stringer rehearsal directors Cynthia Loemij, Fumiyo Ikeda artistic coordination & planning Anne Van Aerschot production 1998 Rosas, La Monnaie / De Munt Brussels), La Bâtie - Festival de Genève coproduction La Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels), Sadler's Wells (London), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation
€ 24/20 (seated)
€ 20/16 (standing)
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