Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

After studying at the MUDRA dance school and the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, in 1980 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker created “Asch”, her first choreographic work. 1982 saw the premiere of “Fase”, four movements to the music of Steve Reich. In 1983, De Keersmaeker set up her Rosas company at the same time as creating the work “Rosas danst Rosas”. The focus of her work is the relationship between dance and music, and she has worked with the music of composers from several periods. While Rosas was resident at La Monnaie in Brussels (1992–2007), De Keersmaeker directed a number of operas. The relationship between dance and words is another thread running through her work. In 1995, she established the P.A.R.T.S dance school.

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