Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are unquestionably a milestone in the history of Western music. Their ingenious architecture, rhythmic vitality and timeless beauty continue to fascinate people today. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker had already demonstrated her affinity with Bach in earlier choreographies. She continues to pursue a choreographic écriture that captures the essence of Bach’s musical language. Five dancers – including De Keersmaeker herself – adapt, question and dance the six suites, performed by the world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. This exciting symbiosis of music and dance both reveals the individual character of each suite and their mutual interconnections in the totality of the cycle.
• This season, we are presenting four productions by Rosas. After Mitten wir im Leben sind – on location at De Munt – you can also attend the Zeitung adaptation Zeitigung. Finally, Achterland (at the Théâtre National) and A Love Supreme are being reprised.