“Riveting and exhausting, fascinating and relentless, brilliant and tedious, [Rosas danst Rosas] is a mesmerizing exploration of synchronicity, patterning and rhythm.” —New York Times
Thirty-one years after her Rosas danst Rosas set the dance world on fire, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although the Walker has presented her work previously, this signature piece has never been seen in the Midwest. Now widely viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, and nuanced feminism, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance, theater, and design creators on both sides of the Atlantic. Rosas danst Rosas has also seeped into popular culture—one well-known example is the music video for Beyoncé’s hit song “Countdown,” which drew directly from De Keersmaeker’s costuming, set, and choreography. A not-to-be-missed opportunity to see a masterwork by one of the defining choreographers of our time.
Copresented with Northrop, University of Minnesota.
Note: 110 minutes, no intermission. No late seating.
Friday, October 17
After the performance, head to the Balcony Bar to join a discussion or just listen in as others hash it out. SpeakEasy conversations are hosted by a tour guide and members of the local performing arts community.