Project Description

Rosas’ latest work, Cesena is a counterpoint to En atendant (2010), which opened Panorama – 20 Anos, in 2011. While the performers danced at dusk in the previous piece, the new one announces the beginning of the day. The stage is shared among 19 dancers and singers who explore the limits of their abilities. Dancers sing and singers dance, once again in dialogue with the notes of ars subtilior, a sophisticated polyphonic musical style from the 14th century also developed in En atendant. In Cesena, which opens Panorama 2013, Rosas worked with graindelavoix, an art collective created by Björn Schmelzer.

Created 27 years ago, Rosas is one of the most respected and in-demand dance companies in the world. Choreographer and director of the group Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker conceived a series of impressive choreographic pieces in which she writes with movement in time and space. Her work immediately drew attention with her first piece, Fase, from 1982, four movements to the hypnotic music of Steve Reich.

Since 1999, art-collective graindelavoix develops work with musicians who wish to experiment with other possibilities besides music, such as performance and creation. It uses early music repertoires to shed light on current times.

Concept: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Björn Schmelzer
Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Music director: Björn Schmelzer
Created with and performed by: Rosas and graindelavoix: Olalla Alemàn / Carla Babelogoto, Haider Al Timimi, Bostjan Antoncic, Aron Blom, Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, David Hernandez, Matej Kejzar, Tomàs Maxé, Julien Monty, Chrysa Parkinson,Marius Peterson, Michael Pomero, Albert Riera, Yves Van Handenhove, Sandy Williams
Created with: Gabriel Schenker, Mikael Marklund, Lieven Gouwy
Music: Ars Subtilior
Pictagore per dogmata / O Terra supplica / Rosa vernans
anonyme (Codex Chantilly)
Espoir dont tu m’as fayt partir
Philippot de Caserta (Codex Chantilly)
Corps femenin
Solage (Codex Chantilly)
Fumeux fume
Solage (Codex Chantilly)
Par les bons Gedeon et Sanson
Philippot de Caserta (Codex Chantilly)
anonyme (Ms Toulouse)
Inter densas / Imbribuis irriguis
anonyme (Codex Chantilly)
En attendant d’amer
Galiot / Giangaleazzo Visconti (?) (Codex Chantilly)
Le ray au soleyl
Johannes Ciconia (Codex Mancini)
Hodie puer nascitur/Homo mortalis firmiter
Jean Hanelle (Codex Torino J.II .9)
Scenography: Ann Veronica Janssens
Costumes: Anne-Catherine Kunz
Rehearsal director: Femke Gyselinck
Assistant to artistic director: Anne Van Aerschot
Technical Management: Joris Erven
Sound: Alexandre Fostier
Technicians: Wannes De Rydt, Bert Veris
Wardrobe: Emma Zune
Special thanks to: Johan Penson, Simo Reynders e Maria Eva Rodriguez
Coproduction: Rosas, La Monnaie/De Munt (Brussel/Bruxelles/Brussels), Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre de la Ville (Parijs/Paris), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Guimarães 2012, Steirischer Herbst (Graz), deSingel (Antwerpen/Anvers/Antwerp), Concertgebouw Brugge (Bruges)
World Premiere: 16.07.2011 Festival d’Avignon