Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Björn Schmelzer

Dance / Ballet, Opening / Premiere


Talk im Anschluss an die 2. Vorstellung
Musik Ars Subtilior:
Pictagore per dogmata / O Terra supplica / Rosa vernans Anonym (Codex Chantilly)
Espoir dont tu m’as fayt partir Philippot de Caserta (Codex Chantilly)
Corps femenin Solage (Codex Chantilly)
Fumeux fume Solage (Codex Chantilly)
Par les bons Gedeon et Sanson Philippot de Caserta (Codex Chantilly)
Kyrie Anonym (Ms Toulouse)
Inter densas / Imbribuis irriguis Anonym (Codex Chantilly)
En attendant d’amer Galiot / Giangaleazzo Visconti (Codex Chantilly)
Le ray au soleyl Johannes Ciconia (Codex Mancini)
Hodie puer nascitur/Homo mortalis firmiter Jean Hanelle (Codex Torino J.II .9)


Production specifics
UA der Bühnenfassung

Koproduktion steirischer herbst, Rosas, La Monnaie / De Munt (Brüssel), Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Guimarães 2012, deSingel (Antwerpen) & Concertgebouw (Brügge)

Dancers sing, singers dance. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker – who has long been one of the most influential choreographers of our time, with her conceptually clear and yet enchantingly beautiful productions – takes the idea of this collaboration seriously. Björn Schmelzer’s unique vocal ensemble graindelavoix not only provides the music for the dancing, but is also, from the outset, part of this co-operation, that was first conceived for the open Court d’Honneur at the Palais des Papes in Avignon and has now been adapted and opens as the stage première at this year’s steirischer herbst.

Nineteen dancers and singers in the set and lighting of Ann Veronica Janssens – a sculpture of passing time – explore the limits of their skills in a dialogue with music that, while hailing from a world distant in time, nevertheless paradoxically corresponds to our contemporary understanding of music in terms of its complexity and abstraction: ars subtilior from the late 14th century uses a complex notation to combine three seemingly independent voices so as to create a rhythmically extremely differentiated score. “Cesena” consciously sets a rarely practised style of music in counterpoint to our musical canon, thus tapping into new worlds of hearing and seeing.

Konzept / Idee: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Konzept / Idee: Björn Schmelzer
Choreografie: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Musikalische Leitung: Björn Schmelzer
Bühnenbild, Ausstattung, Raumgestaltung: Ann Veronica Janssens
Kostüme: Anne-Catherine Kunz
Theatergruppe / Tanzkompanie: Rosas
Ensemble / Gruppe / Band: Graindelavoix
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Olalla Aléman
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Haider Al Timimi
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Bostjan Antoncic
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Aron Blom
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Carlos Garbin
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Marie Goudot
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Lieven Gouwy
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: David Hernandez
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Matej Kejzar
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Mikael Marklund
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Tomàs Maxé
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Julien Monty
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Chrysa Parkinson
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Marius Peterson
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Michael Pomero
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Albert Riera
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Gabriel Schenker
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Yves Van Handenhove
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Sandy Williams