Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
Golden Hours (As you like it)

Dance / Ballet / Premiere in German-speaking countries


16.10.2015, 19:30
17.10.2015, 19:30
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Production specifics
Erstaufführung im deutschsprachigen Raum

Produktion Rosas

Koproduktion steirischer herbst, De Munt / La Monnaie (Brüssel), Kaaitheater (Brüssel), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Sadler’s Wells (London), Opéra de Lille, Ruhrtriennale, Concertgebouw Brugge & Festival Montpellier Danse 2015

Mit Unterstützung durch die Botschaft von Belgien - Generaldelegation der Regierung Flanderns & der Flämischen Gemeinschaft

Projektsponsor AVL Cultural Foundation

Belgian Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is one of the most influential choreographers of our time. Brian Eno and William Shakespeare have now inspired her to explore the phenomenon of transience.

In the thirty-five years of her work, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has constantly embarked on new avenues with her Rosas company, setting out to create a high-tension relationship between dance and music. Her choice of music is as precise as it is varied – ranging from early Ars subtilior music, as in “Cesena” which opened steirischer herbst 2011, to works dealings with icons of pop music.

In her new piece, “Golden Hours (As you like it)”, she sets out in search of the elusory phenomenon of time and transience. Her inspiration was a song by Brian Eno, pioneer of ambient music. “Golden Hours” opens with the words “The Passage of Time”, a central song from the album “Another Green World” ( 1975 ), Eno’s last rock record before setting out for new horizons.

This and other songs run like a thread through Keersmaeker’s wondrously iridescent, ironically and gently ruptured world dominated by intensity and sensuousness. Another source of inspiration is William Shakespeare’s fairy-tale comedy “As You Like It”, in which two lovers flee court intrigue to the golden world of the Forest of Arden. De Keersmaeker translates the English poet’s linguistic rhythm and poetical imagery into dance and motion. Eleven young dancers walk the thin line between formal abstraction and concrete gesture in the setting of an enchanted world, brought back to the here and now by Eno’s songs, in search of the time of golden hours.

Choreografie: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Aron Blom
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Linda Blomqvist
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Tale Dolven
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Carlos Garbin
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Tarek Halaby
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Mikko Hyvönen
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Veli Lehtovaara
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Sandra Ortega Bejarano
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Elizaveta Penkova
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Georgia Vardarou
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Sue-Yeon Youn
Musik: Brian Eno
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Carlos Garbin
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Ann Veronica Janssens
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Bojana Cvejic
Lichtregie: Luc Schaltin
Kostüme: Anne-Catherine Kunz