DE KEERSMAEKER IS BACK

Audiences in Luxembourg are always delighted to welcome the Belgian contemporary dancer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and this time she is back as part of the Red Bridge Project with one of her most influential pieces. Achterland is a pivotal choreography in De Keersmaeker’s highly individual body of work. Originally created in 1990, it reflected the body of work that she has already done and it set the scene for the ground breaking pieces that were to follow. Up until this piece De Keersmaeker had always created for female dancers, this was the first time she created specific dance material for men. Three men joined the all-female company that year. The dominant femininity and minimalism of the earlier pieces of De Keersmaeker’s work for her troupe Rosas changed at this time to give way to an ambiguous no-mans-land and a blurring of gender boundaries. Dancers move joyously to music written by Györgi Ligeti and Eugène Ysaÿe. The violinist and pianist are positioned in the middle of the stage, they are not only musicians, but actively involved in the theatrical dance play. De Keersmaeker is still creating to push the boundaries…

ACHTERLAND 7 APRIL 2018 à 20h00 (tickets)