En Atendant

En Atendant

© Anne Van Aerschot


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas / Brussels
“En Atendant”
A choreography for eight dancers, voice, flutes and fiddle

  • Length 1h 35, no interval

Artist talk
12 October 2012, following the performance

Book presentation
13 October 2012, 17:30, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Side Stage
“A Choreographer’s Score: Fase, Rosas danst Rosas, Elena’s Aria, Bartók”
Book launch and discussion with mit Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Bojana Cvejić

13 October 2012, 22:00, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Cinema

It is music that has experienced war, conflict, death, poverty and a crisis of faith, which is reflected in dissonance, polyrhythm and complexity. Ars Superior’s music was created in the South of France and Northern Italy at the end of the 14th century, the dark century of the plague, the Hundred Years War and the Great Schism. It was music that was played at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, its highly refined vocal composition an intellectual alternative to a chaotic, crisis-riddled world.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has twice dedicated herself and her group Rosas to this music, which was conceived for Avignon in a production that functions as a diptychon: “En Atendant” and “Cesena”. Bodies, voices, and breath are all elements, which are used by the artists in “En Atendant”. Dancers sing and singers dance, and a flute holds a single note for five minutes. The dancers wear black clothes and trainers, they trip and fall, support and hold one another, contort themselves into knots, bend and at the end, the light, movement and breath are all extinguished on the empty stage in an illusion to silence and death.

Choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Scenography Michel François
Costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz
Rehearsal director Femke Gyselinck
Assistent to the artistic direction Anne Van Aerschot
Musicological advice Felicia Bockstael
Technical Management Joris Erven
Production Rosas

Bostjan Antoncic, Carlos Garbin, Cynthia Loemij, Mark Lorimer, Mikael Marklund, Chrysa Parkinson, Sandy Williams, Sue-Yeon Youn

...L(ÉLEK)ZEM..’ – Istvan Matuz
En Atendant, souffrir m’estuet (ballade) Filippo da Caserta
Estampie En Atendant 2 (2010) Bart Coen
Sus un’ Fontayne (virelai) Johannes Ciconia
Je prens d’amour noriture (virelai) anonymus
Esperance, ki en mon coeur anonymus

Michael Schmid flute
Ensemble Cour et Coeur
Bart Coen music director / recorders
Birgit Goris fiddle
Annelies Van Gramberen voice

A co-production of La Monnaie / Brussels , Festival Grec / Barcelona, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Ville / Paris, Festival d’Avignon, Concertgebouw Brugge