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

“You realize that this is some of the purest, most unfussy dancing to jazz music that you have ever seen. Even as it was still unfolding, I wanted to sit through it again, right there, right then”

The Village Voice, New York

A quartet created by Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, A Love Supreme is based on John Coltrane's eponymous album. This collaboration, started in 2005, comprises a meeting between two choreographers who share the same fascination for an iconic piece of music. In A Love Supreme, Coltrane and his musicians deployed a deceptively simple musical structure to allow for a complete freedom of improvisation, continuously pushing the boundaries of every musical register. This freedom sees a literal translation into dance: for this performance, the choreographers accept the challenge of blending improvisation and composition into a seamless whole. For this new version, Sanchis and De Keersmaeker rewrote their 2005 piece to be danced by four young, male dancers. Their energetic interpretation embodies and mirrors the continued vitality of Coltrane’s music.


22 MAY 2020
FRI 21:00

23 MAY 2020
SAT 19:00

Comprar Bilhetes
Main Auditorium
18€ (discounts)
Duration 50 min

 Salva Sanchis, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Danced by
 José Paulo dos Santos, Bilal El Had / Robin Haghi, Jason Respilieux, Thomas Vantuycom

Original version created in 2005 with
 Cynthia Loemij, Moya Michael, Salva Sanchis, Igor Shyshko

A Love Supreme, John Coltrane

tenor saxophone, vocals: John Coltrane, piano: McCoy Tyner, bass: Jimmy Garrison, drums: Elvin Jones

Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance & Psalm © Coltrane, J., © Jowcol Music, Inc. (Universal Music Publ. N.V.)

Lighting design
 Jan Versweyveld

Revised lighting design
 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Luc Schaltin

 Anne-Catherine Kunz

 Rosas, De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussels)

World premiere
 23.02.2017, Kaaitheater (Brussels)

A Love Supreme Trailer
A Love Supreme Trailer
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