ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER, AMANDINE BEYER / ROSAS, GLI INCOGNITI

ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER, AMANDINE BEYER / ROSAS, GLI INCOGNITI

Mystery Sonatas/ For Rosa

ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER, AMANDINE BEYER / ROSAS, GLI INCOGNITI

Mystery Sonatas/ For Rosa

© Anne Van Aerschot.
© Anne Van Aerschot.
© Anne Van Aerschot.
© Anne Van Aerschot.
© Anne Van Aerschot.
© Anne Van Aerschot.
© Anne Van Aerschot.
© Anne Van Aerschot.

Music and geometry have always been central to the work of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa, these interests form a bond through the symbol of the rose, which often represents secrecy and mystery. The rose also stands for resistance—with every rose comes its thorns. The dancing body, as an individual or a community, becomes an act of resistance. Written around 1676 by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, the Mystery Sonatas is a musical translation of the Sacred Mysteries of the life of the Virgin Mary. Composed for religious practice, these sonatas assisted the recitation of the rosary beads and are divided into three cycles: five joyful, five sorrowful, and five glorious sonatas.

Intriguingly, this music enlists the technique ‘scordatura’, where the violin is tuned in a way that what is played according to the score is not what will be heard. This highly virtuosic technique is performed live by violinist Amandine Beyer and her ensemble Gli Incogniti. They share the stage with six dancers as they move through the sonatas.

This work is dedicated to women of resistance—Rosa Bonheur, Rosa Luxemburg, Rosa Parks, Rosa Vergaelen and Rosa, the 15-year-old climate activist who died in the Belgian floodings of 2021.

Mystery Sonatas / for Rosa — Teaser
© Anne Van Aerschot.

25 JAN 2023
WED 21:00

26 JAN 2023
THU 21:00

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Emílio Rui Vilar Auditorium
24€ (descontos)
Duration 2h15
M/6

Partnership

Fundação Gulbenkian

Choreography

Anna Teresa de Kersmaeker

Danced by (alternating)

Cintia Sebők, Laura Maria Poletti, Mariana Miranda, Sophia Dinkel, Frank Gizycki, Jacob Storer, José Paulo dos Santos, Lav Crnčević, Mamadou Wagué, Rafa Galdino

Music

Mystery Sonatas, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Direção

Amandine Beyer

Musicians

Gli Incogniti: Amandine Beyer, viool / violon / violin Baldomero Barciela Varela, viola da gamba / viole de gambe Ignacio Laguna Navarro, the orbe en barok gitaar / thé orbe et guitare baroque / the orbo and baroque guitar Francesco Romano, aartsluit / archiluth / archluth Anna Fontana, klavecimbel en orgel / clavecin et orgue / harpsichord and organ

Set and lighting design

Minna Tiikkainen

Rehearsal directors

Diane Madden, Cynthia Loemij

Costumes

Fauve Ryckebusch

Research

Lieze Eneman, Tessa Hall

Technical director

Marlies Jacques

Sound

Alban Moraud, Erwan Boulay

Artistic coordination and planning

Anne Van Aerschot

Artistic assistant

Martine Lange

Tour Manager

Bert Debock

Costumes coordinator

Alexandra Verschueren assisted by Els Van Buggenhout

Sewing

Emmanuelle Erhart, Martha Verleyen, Ester Manas

Wardrobe

Ella De Vos, Ester Manas, Emma Zune, Chiara Mazzarolo

Technicians

Max Adams, Jonathan Maes, Quentin Maes, Olivier De Groelard, Bram Geldhof, Jan Balfoort, Michael Smets, Wannes De Rydt, Clive Mitchell, Bennert Vancottem, Thomas Vermaercke, Thibault Rottiers, Laurie Sanchez, KlaasTrekker, Gabel Eiben

Trainee

Martha Dewit

Production

Rosas

Coproduction

Concertgebouw Brugge, De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussel/Bruxelles), Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, Théâtre de la Ville à Paris, Spoleto Festival dei due Mondi

Acknowledgements

Ester Manas, Steven Fillet, La Fille d'O, Boštjan Antončič, Michaël Pomero, Marie Goudot, Yuika Hashimoto, David Durán

Premiere16.02.2022, Concertgebouw Bruges

This production is realized with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures–Belfius. Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community and by the BNP Paribas Foundation.

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