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Internacional Dance Day: Cesena

Internacional Dance Day: Cesena

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/ Rosas & Björn Schmelzer/ graindelavoix

Internacional Dance Day: Cesena

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/ Rosas & Björn Schmelzer/ graindelavoix

© Herman Sorgeloos.
© Anne Van Aerschot.
© Anne Van Aerschot.
© Anne Van Aerschot.
© Herman Sorgeloos.

We celebrate the International Dance Day with Cesena by  Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, that earned the Belgian choreographer the Montreal Grand Prix de la Danse.

The live streaming webcast is available on Culturgest’s Facebook and YouTube until April 30.

Cesena is the creation of a world of mystery and rituals, it is the result of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas close collaboration with Björn Schmelzer and his graindelavoix ensemble.

After the “The Six Brandenburg Concertos” [Os Seis Concertos Brandeburgueses], Culturgest will once again present a creation by this company. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas were to return to Culturgest in May with A Love Supreme. This show will now take place on a new date to be announced soon.

This piece might be viewed as a mirror creation of En Atendant – both pieces were presented for the first time at the Avignon Festival as a diptych that springs from Ars Subtilior, the 14th century vanguard musical style. Whereas in En Atendant the twilight merged almost imperceptibly into night, Cesena heralds the start of the day and on the music’s dramatic and emotional effect.

Nineteen dancers and singers explore the limits of their ability to a point were it becomes impossible to differentiate who is doing what. On stage, music and movement play as a whole leaving behind physical and emotional trace that forms a sculpture of passing time, of the constant transformation of what is around us and of what only becomes visible in the course of time. The start of a new day, or a new look at a distant past.

The Belgian choreographer was awarded the Montreal Grand Prix de la Danse for this diptych. Cesena was presented at the alkantara festival and at the Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012.

A house full of world: Internacional Dance Day,Cesena and Achille Mbembe
Promocional teaser Cesena / Rosas & graindelavoix
© Herman Sorgeloos.

27 MAR
– 23 JUL 2020

Transmited in streaming
Para assistir até dia 30 ABR no Facebook e YouTube
Duration 1h35


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Björn Schmelzer


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Musical director

Björn Schmelzer

Created with and danced by Rosas and graindelavoix

Olalla Alemán / Els Van Laethem, Haider Al Timimi, Boštjan Antončič, Aron Blom , Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, Lieven Gouwy, David Hernandez, Matej Kejzar, Mikael Marklund, Tomàs Maxé, Julien Monty, Chrysa Parkinson, Marius Peterson, Michael Pomero, Albert Riera, Gabriel Schenker, Yves Van Handenhove, Sandy Williams


Ann Veronica Janssens


Anne-Catherine Kunz


Vanessa Court, Alexandre Fostier, Juliette Wion




La Monnaie/De Munt (Brussels), Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Guimarães 2012, Steirischer Herbst (Graz), deSingel (Antwerp), Concertgebouw Brugge 

World Premiere

16 July, Festival d'Avignon


Ars Subtilior


Pictagore per dogmata / O Terra supplica / Rosa vernans
anonyme (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)

anonyme (Ms Toulouse)

Inter densas / Imbribuis irriguis
anonyme (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)

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