"En Atendant" tag
Rosas in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s The Six Brandenburg Concertos.© Stephanie Berger. (Click image for larger version)

Some Memorable Performances of 2018 – New York

Other years have been more exciting, I think, but this one has had its share of remarkable performances, including a few thrilling ones. Here, in no particular order, are the ones that really stood out, for one reason or another.

Rosas in Elena's Aria.© Herman Sorgeloos. (Click image for larger version)

Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker – Elena’s Aria and Bartok/Mikrokosmos – New York

…I think it’s safe to say that she is an artist who follows her obsessions with a tenacity that is both admirable and frequently defeating.

Carlos Garbin, Mark Lorimer, Chrysa Parkinson, Sue Yeon Youn and Sandy Williams in En Atendant.© Stephanie Berger. (Click image for larger version)

Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker – En Atendant, Cesena – New York

…for all that, the experience of watching En Atendant and Cesena was not an arid one. Instead, the two works managed to build an ascetic aura, like witnessing (or even taking part in) a kind of monastic ritual.

Rosas in Cesena.© Anne Van Aarschot. (Click image for larger version)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | Rosas – Cesena – London

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s diptych – hinged by the night – is a paean to medievalism which emphasises the crucial aspects of those times.

Rosas in publicty image for En Atendant and Cesena.© Anne_Van_Aarschot. (Click image for larger version)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | Rosas – En Atendant – London

I can’t help but feel cheated at missing this day into dusk on a summer’s evening in Avignon and waking up to its counterpart the next morning.

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