Die Goldberg Variationen, BWV 988
By Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
Piano: Alain Franco
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is among the world’s most influential contemporary choreographers. In her latest production she tackles the canons, fugues, and constant alternations of similar themes of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” Repetition and deviation are not just crucial parameters of Bach’s composition, they are also a central tenet of the Belgian choreographer’s oeuvre. Together with pianist Alain Franco, De Keersmaeker continues her dialogue with Bach. She returns to her earlier choreography of the Brandenburg Concertos, but now she dances herself in a reduced and focused solo performance. Taking the ephemeral beauty of the Arias as a starting point, she develops an incredibly rich and varied choreography that explores the complex sonic tapestry of Bach’s masterpiece.
For decades, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has created unforgettable dance performances with her company Rosas. The icon of dance describes her own work as “writing with movement in time and space.” Rosas is among the most important dance companies worldwide, performing regularly at renowned festivals and performance spaces. Over the course of her illustrious career, De Keersmaeker has won countless awards for her outstanding work.