VOLKSBÜHNE
Berlin
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas & Ictus Ensemble
Work/Travail/Arbeid
26.–29.04.18
main stage

Dance, Music, Exhibition

26.04., 27.04.18, 18:00-22:00
28.04., 29.04.18, 14:00-22:00

Anytime admission

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is among the most influential innovators in the European dance scene. This Belgian choreographer is considered to be a master of the abstract form. She’s one of the few choreographers continually looking to collaborate with contemporary composers and musicians and explore new music. For her works Vortex Temporum (2013) and Work/Travail/Arbeid (2015), she engaged two exceptional ensembles: Rosas, the dance company that she founded, and the Ictus Ensemble, which specialises in new music.

Can choreography be performed in the form of an exhibition? This question was the starting point for Work / Travail / Arbeid, whose Germany debut will be presented by the Volksbühne. To answer it, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker revisited her stage performance Vortex Temporum and transformed the stage into an exhibition space. The audience turns into exhibition visitors, musicians turn into dancers, dancers into sculptures, instruments into objects. The four- or eight-hour performances in exhibition form, which are appropriate for the whole family, may be entered at any time. The exhibition, which was initiated by the Contemporary Art Centre WIELS in Brussels, was widely praised in London (Tate Modern), Paris (Centre Pompidou) and New York (MoMA): "Work/Travail/Arbeid is among the most substantive and challenging exhibitions of the year." (The New York Times, 30 March 2017).

Combined ticket: when you purchase a Vortex Temporum-ticket, you can purchase a Work/Travail/Arbeid-ticket for a discounted price.
Reduced price for Work/Travail/Arbeid on the 26./27.04.: 10€ / 6€
Reduced price for Work/Travail/Arbeid on the 28./29.04.: 12,50€ / 7,50€
The combined ticket is available exclusively from the box office.

Cast

Concept & Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Danced by: Boštjan Antončič, José Paulo dos Santos, Carlos Garbin, Frank Gizycki, Marie Goudot, Cynthia Loemij, Sarah Ludi, Julien Monty, Michaël Pomero, Camille Prieux, Igor Shyshko, Denis Terrasse, Thomas Vantuycom, Samantha van Wissen

Music: Vortex Temporum, Gérard Grisey (1996)
Music director: Georges-Elie Octors
Musicians: Ictus: Jean-Luc Plouvier (Piano), Chryssi Dimitriou (Flute), Dirk Descheemaeker (Clarinet), Igor Semenoff (Violin), Jeroen Robbrecht (Viola), Geert De Bièvre (Cello)

Production: WIELS & Rosas. Mit der Unterstützung von De Munt/La Monnaie, Center for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR), Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Ictus, BNP Paribas Fortis, Fondation BNP Paribas, WIELS Patrons, and Rolex Institute.

press voices

„While Work/Travail/Arbeid was stringently formalist, like so much of De
Keersmaeker’s choreography, it was both in and out of sync with institutional time, resulting in the most
extraordinary hybrid of performance and exhibition." - Artforum International

Claire Bishop, 01.06.15

"Work/Travail/Arbeid is among the most substantive and challenging exhibitions of the year." - The New York Times

Jason Farago, 30.03.17

media

Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

Foto: Anne Van Aerschot

Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

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