A Choreographer’s Score: Fase, Rosas danst Rosas, Elena’s Aria, Bartók is a conversation in which the Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker offers the performance theorist and musicologist Bojana Cvejić wide-ranging insights into choreography and into the making of the four early works (1981-87). A narrative self-analysis is prompted by questions aimed at uncovering methods and intuitions from the formative years of this distinguished choreographer. Where did the first dance movements come from? How were intricate structures conceived, and how did the joyful invention of counterpoint and performing styles take place?
De Keersmaeker reflects on her memory of reasons and chance-events that determined choices of music and movement, spatial and lighting architecture. She seeks to illuminate what guides the “organization of bodies and energies in space and time” in the four works that make up the basis for her choreographic œuvre.
This new, softcover version is published without DVDs and at a cheaper price. The text, complemented with drawings, diagrams, pictures and a wide selection of archive materials like posters and evening programmes is retained in its entirety.
Available in English (ISBN 978 94 6230 165 8) and French (ISBN 978 94 6230 162 7) | 248 pages
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Bojana Cvejić
Thierry De Mey, Michiel Hendryckx, Marie-Françoise Plissard, Claude Rey, Herman Sorgeloos, Jean-Luc Tanghe, Max Vadukul
Mercatorfonds & Rosas