Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Jean-Guihen Queyras / Rosas

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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.


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

Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music