Le Gymnase - National Centre of Choreographic Development - Roubaix | Hauts-de-France


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Belgium)

  • 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Premiere 2022


Part of the programme of the Opéra de Lille

What’s inside a rose? Performed to Heinrich Biber’s Mystery Sonatas, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker finds a new framework for her motifs and geometries. On the music of this baroque collection that was composed to accompany the recitation of the rosary, the choreographer constructs a modern ceremony where the rose-rosette undergoes new metamorphoses during its incarnations. With six musicians and six dancers on stage, the full power of a musical text unfolds as the narrative intensity alternates with an invitation to dance.

Cast and creatives

Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker – Music: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704), Mystery Sonatas – Musical director: Amandine Beyer – Stage design, lighting: Tinna Tiikkainen – Costumes: Fauve Ryckebusch – Performers: Cintia Sebok, Laura Maria Poletti, Mariana Miranda, Sophia Dinkel, Frank Gizycki, Jacob Storer, José Paulo dos Santos, Lav Crncevic, Mamadou Wagué, Rafa Galdino – Musical accompaniment: Gli Incogniti Ensemble – Presentation text written by Lola Gruber from the Opéra de Lille

Production credits

Production : Rosas
Coproduction : Concertgebouw Brugge, La Monnaie / De Munt – Bruxelles, Dance Re-flections & Arpels, Théâtre de la Ville – Luxembourg, Spoleto Festival dei due Mondi – Spoleto