About this event
Theaterfestival selects Work/Travail/Arbeid by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. To mark the occasion of the selection, Rosas, WIELS and Ictus will be reprising the exhibition for a period of three days, from 11 to 13 September starting at 11 am and closing at 8 pm. More information and tickets can be obtained from www.theaterfestival.be.
What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? This question is the point of departure for Work/Travail/Arbeid. In response, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagines her piece Vortex Temporum for the radically different temporal, spatial, and perceptual conditions of a museal space. The choreographer does not simply bring a dance performance into a new kind of space, but rethinks it as a nine weeks long exhibition, accessible to the public and continuously performed during regular opening hours. The original length of the choreography, made for the condensed time and space of a stage performance, will thus be entirely reinvented so as to extend itself across a new time and space. The result is a project that transforms the very material and conditions that have long been essential to dance, and in particular the rigorous structuring and choreographic écriture for which De Keersmaeker is known, into an entirely new exhibition form.
Work/Travail/Arbeid, initiated by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (where the exhibition was on display from 20 March to 17 May, 2015), is curated by Elena Filipovic and produced by WIELS and Rosas, with co-production support from La Monnaie/De Munt, BOZAR, Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts and Ictus. The exhibition is generously supported by BNP Paribas Fortis, Fondation BNP Paribas, and Rolex Institute and opening in the context of Performatk 2015.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker : Work/Travail/Arbeid -
in the frame of Theaterfestival
11.09 - 13.09.2015