Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker brings one of her most ambitious works to the Grand Théâtre this week.
There is but one opportunity this week to catch the latest work by the Belgian “grande dame” of contemporary dance Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
A regular visitor to the Grand Théâtre, her company Rosas performs “Rain”, which is set to Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians”, played live by the Ictus Ensemble. The show features ten dancers who create what some have called an irrepressible collective energy.
The show garnered rave reviews. “What holds our attention is a sort of madness of movement, a tide or fire which passes from body to body without ever settling on one particular person, choreographed to the pulsating rhythm of Steve Reich’s music.” Indeed, “Music for 18 Musicians” was included by David Bowie in a list of 25 of his favourite albums. He called it "Balinese gamelan music cross-dressing as minimalism.