“Like a bolt from the blue, an extended flash of lightning and beauty. Just about an hour full of grace and movement. Absolute magic.” —La Libre Belgique
Revered Belgian dance master Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Spanish-born choreographer Salva Sanchis present a new quartet set to John Coltrane’s essential 1965 album, A Love Supreme. Meticulous form and raw energy combine as each of the four male dancers reflects one of the recording’s instrumentalists: Coltrane, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones. This interplay is translated literally into a dance in which the choreographers perfectly interweave improvisation and composition. Since its premiere in February 2017, critics have heralded this as a not-to-be missed dance masterwork.