Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Jean-Guihen Queyras / Rosas

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Grand Auditorium Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

There is no intermission.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Choreography
Jean-Guihen Queyras Cello

An D’Huys Costumes
Jan Vandenhouwe Dramaturgy
Alban Moraud Sound
Luc Schaltin Lighting design

Rosas Production 
De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels) Coproduction
Ruhrtriennale Coproduction
Concertgebouw Brugge Coproduction
Philharmonie de Paris – Théâtre de la Ville – Paris – Festival d’Automne à Paris Coproduction
Sadler’s Wells (London) Coproduction
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg Coproduction
Opéra de Lille Coproduction
Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele Coproduction
Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg) Coproduction
Montpellier Danse 2018 Coproduction

Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten

Created with and danced by
Boštjan Antoncic, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Marie Goudot, Julien Monty, Michaël Pomero

J. S. Bach: 6 Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012


Mitten / 53′
10 Jan 18:30 / Auditorium 2 / Free admission*

Mitten follows the final weeks of rehearsal of Mitten wir im Leben sind, a performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, her company Rosas and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, based on the six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach.

A film by Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes
With Boštjan Antončič, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Marie Goudot, Julien Monty, Michaël Pomero, Jean-Guihen Queyras
Production Rasmus Van HeddeghemRuben Desiere
Production Rosas Hans Galle
Planning Rosas Anne Van Aerschot
Supervising producer 24images Farid Rezkallah
Line producer 24images Julie Charrier
Image Olivia Rochette
Sound Lennert De Taeye
Editing Dieter Diependaele
Sound editing Sabrina Calmels
Sound mixing Aline Gavroy
Colour grading Raphaëlle Dufosset
Graphic Design Casier & Fieuws
Distribution Belgium Dalton Distribution
 Produced by Accattone films
A collaboration with Rosas
A co-production with 24images, Mezzo, Kaaitheater & De Munt / La Monnaie, Sadler’s Wells
With the support of Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Canvas, RTBF, Le Mans Télévision

* Subject to capacity. A ticket must be picked-up at our box office on the same day, from 10:00.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are considered a milestone in the history of Western music. The intellectual and architectural elements continue to evoke contemporary appeal, with their rhythmic vitality and melodic intricacy. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s affinity with Bach was already apparent in several previous creations, and she continues to pursue a choreographic écriture that captures the essence of Bach’s musical language. In this production, Bach’s score, performed in its totality by the world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, is faceted, challenged, and performed through a choreography for three male and two female dancers, De Keersmaeker herself one of them. Both the individual character of the six suites and their mutual interconnections emerge from this riveting symbiosis of music and dance.


Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music

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