A work of great beauty and sophistication

Vortex Temporum

opening HF 2014

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas, Ictus

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From her earliest work, the renowned Flemish choreographer Anne Teresa De  Keersmaeker has used contemporary classical music as a source of inspiration. The present high point of this body of work is Vortex Temporum, which premiered in 2013 and is based on the musical piece of the same title by the French composer Gérard Grisey (1946-1998). For this performance, De Keersmaeker brings together the talents of the Ictus ensemble and her own company Rosas. Using basic, exact movements the seven dancers give physical expression to the pure, acoustic sounds and circular patterns of the composition. Jointly, the musicians and the dancers take the audience along on a search for different ways of experiencing time, ranging from extremely dense to endlessly expanding. It's a venture which results in a work of great beauty and sophistication.
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