Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker © Anne Van Aerschot

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

In 1980, after studying dance at Mudra School in Brussels and Tisch School of the Arts in New York, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, born 1960, created “Asch”, her first choreographic work. Two years later came the premiere of “Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich”. De Keersmaeker established the dance company Rosas in Brussels in 1983, while creating the work “Rosas danst Rosas”. Since these breakthrough pieces, her choreography has been grounded in a rigorous and prolific exploration of the relationship between dance and music. She has created with Rosas a wide-ranging body of work engaging the musical structures and scores of several periods, from early music to contemporary and popular idioms. Her choreographic practice also draws formal principles from geometry, numerical patterns, the natural world, and social structures to offer a unique perspective on the body’s articulation in space and time. In 1995 De Keersmaeker established the school P.A.R.T.S. – Performing Arts Research and Training Studios in Brussels in association with La Monnaie / De Munt.

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