“Achterland” occupies a crucial place in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s carrier: in 1990, it is her first attempt for a greater implication of musicians in on-stage dynamics - an approach that she will widely develop later on. The unusual combination of György Ligeti’s and Eugène Ysaÿe’s music led De Keersmaeker and her dancers to a paradoxical choreographic writing, a delicate compound of virtuoso impetus and decelerations. It was also the first time that the choreographer conceived a specifically masculine material designed for three dancers joining a company largely dominated by women until then. Minimalism and femininity, her former passwords, were slowly metamorphosing and shifting towards a radical no man’s land where boundaries are displaced and signs blurred.
choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
DIRECTION Jean Luc Ducourt MUSIC György Ligeti, 8 Études For Solo Piano,Eugène Ysaÿe, Sonatas 2, 3 & 4 For Solo Violin MUSICIANS Wilhem Latchoumia Pianos, Juan María Braceras, Naaman Sluchin violIns, en alternance SET DESIGN Herman Sorgeloos LIGHTING DESIGN Jean Luc Ducourt COSTUMES Ann Weckx DANCED ALTERNTELY BY Laura Bachman, Lav Crnčević, Léa Dubois, José Paulo Dos Santos, Anika Edström Kawaji, Bilal El Had, Frank Gizycki, Robin Haghi,Yuika Hashimoto, Laura Maria Poletti, Soa Ratsifandrihana, Luka Švajda CREATED IN 1990 BY Nordine Benchorf, Bruce Campbell, Vincent Dunoyer, Fumiyo Ikeda, Marion Levy, Nathalie Million, Carlotta Sagna, Johanne Saunier