The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Alain Franco/Rosas
When and where?
Friday, 29 september - 3:45 PM
Saturday, 30 september - 3:45 PM
Sunday, 01 october - 3:45 PM
Zaouia Sidi Ali Chiha
Choreography and dance : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Music : Johann Sebastian Bach, The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Piano : Alain Franco
Musical collaboration : Alain Franco
Choreographic assistant : Diane Madden
Set and lighting design : Minna Tiikkainen
Assistant to the Artistic Director : Martine Lange
Artistic coordination and planning : Anne Van Aerschot
Technical Director : Freek Boey
Costumes coordinator : Alexandra Verschueren assisted by Els Van Buggenhout
Sewing : Emmanuelle Erhart
Co-production : Wiener Festwochen, Concertgebouw (Bruges), De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels), Théâtre de la Ville à Paris - Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris), Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Julidans, Sadler’s Wells (London), Montpellier Danse
The Goldberg Variations were composed by Bach in his last years, when he was pushing back the boundaries of musical themes in a game of variations, canons and fugues. He began with a simple, calm melody which, combined with an underlying bass line, unfolds into a musical universe that reveals itself with extraordinary diversity and breathtaking complexity.
Accompanied by pianist Alain Franco, choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach. Whereas her previous work on Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos brought together a large number of dancers, this piece returns to the essentials with a solo performance danced by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker herself. In this way, she remains true to her principle of using the score as a model for the choreography.
With no less than one Aria and thirty variations, the music challenges the choreography to find a dance form capable of adaptation and flexibility while retaining an immutable core. For Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, it is above all an invitation to consolidate the path she has travelled as an artist, asking the questions of today in her ongoing search for a personal choreographic language.
> Meet and conversation with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Alain Franco
Sunday 1st Oct. at 12pm at the Caserne Al Attarine
Zaouia Sidi Ali Chiha - Halfaouine (map)
Sep. 29 > Oct. 1st at 3:45 pm
Single price: 5 DT
Reduced rate: 3 DT for students & children < 12 years old
Free for residents of the medina upon presentation of an ID