Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Pavel Koleskinov / Rosas

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

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The Goldberg Variations belong to Bach’s late period, in which the composer pushes the boundaries of musical themes in a play of variations, canons and fugues. The composition starts from a simple and quiet melody, joined with an underlying bass line, which steadily unfolds into a musical cosmos that reveals itself with extraordinary variety and unparalleled complexity. Together with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach in dialogue with these variations. The large cast of The Six Brandenburg Concertos – her previous creation to music by Bach – is now brought back to a solo performance danced by De Keersmaeker herself.  Spanning no less than one aria and thirty variations, the music challenges the choreography to a similar exercise in width: to find a form of dance capable of adaptation and flexibility while retaining an immutable core. To De Keersmaeker, it is above all an invitation to consolidate the road travelled as an artist.


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Coreografia e dança
Pavel Kolesnikov Piano

Alain Franco Colaboração musical
Diane Madden Assistente coreográfica
Minna Tiikkainen Desenho de palco e luz

Rosas Produção
Wiener Festwochen Coprodução
Concertgebouw (Brugge) Coprodução
De Munt / La MonnaieCoprodução
Théâtre de la Ville – Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris)
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam – Julidans Coprodução
Sadler’s Wells (Londres) Coprodução
Montpellier Danse Coprodução

J. S. Bach, Variações Goldberg, BWV 988


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