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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas (BE)
Does a ménage à trois necessarily have to become a trio infernal? When the groundbreaking Austrian artist Arnold Schönberg still composed works in the late Romantic style, he created his first masterpiece, which clearly answers this question with “no”. His Verklärte Nacht from 1899 – whose first performance at Musikverein Wien in 1902 nonetheless caused the first Schönberg scandal – is based on a poem by Richard Dehmel, written three years earlier. The great Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker devised a dancing perspective on this composition some twenty years ago, which she now puts to the test again in a reworking. A dance in the moonlight on a “bare, cold grove”. An enchanting duo – and, at times, a trio – about strong and reluctant feelings. Here she is with one of the men. But there comes the other. The atmosphere cools down, the bodies dance themselves hot. Concern clashes with desire. She must confess something to her new flame ... Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker uses Schönberg’s music as well as passionate dance to set the current trend of emotional greed against something utterly captivating: the power and magic of romance.
Duration: 40 min
Further performances by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker:
Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke
Jul 26, 2016, 21:00 [ SOLD OUT ]