NYU Skirball: Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten

NYU Skirball

NYU Skirball will present the North American premiere of Belgium choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten (In the Midst of Life/Bach’s Cello Suites), Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15 at NYU Ski... more

NYU Skirball will present the North American premiere of Belgium choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten (In the Midst of Life/Bach’s Cello Suites), Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15 at NYU Skirball. The dance piece is set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites, performed by world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and five dancers, including De Keersmaeker herself. Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are considered a milestone in the history of Western music. The title, Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten, (In the Midst of Life/Bach’s Cello Suites), comes from the opening words of a Martin Luther chorale: “In the midst of life, we are in death.” The piece premiered at the Ruhrtriennale festival in Germany in August, 2017. Placing the acclaimed cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras at the center of the piece, contemporary dance luminary Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker builds on her choreographic language,developed in tune with Bach’s musical one, to capture an affinity between the music and five dancers, of which De Keersmaeker herself is one. In a feat of physical endurance, the suites are played in their entirety, ma... more

NYU Skirball will present the North American premiere of Belgium choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten (In the Midst of Life/Bach’s Cello Suites), Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15 at NYU Skirball. The dance piece is set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites, performed by world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and five dancers, including De Keersmaeker herself.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are considered a milestone in the history of Western music. The title, Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten, (In the Midst of Life/Bach’s Cello Suites), comes from the opening words of a Martin Luther chorale: “In the midst of life, we are in death.” The piece premiered at the Ruhrtriennale festival in Germany in August, 2017.

Placing the acclaimed cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras at the center of the piece, contemporary dance luminary Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker builds on her choreographic language,developed in tune with Bach’s musical one, to capture an affinity between the music and five dancers, of which De Keersmaeker herself is one. In a feat of physical endurance, the suites are played in their entirety, making this a rare chance to hear all six together live.

In 1980, after studying dance at Mudra School in Brussels and Tisch School of the Arts in New York, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (b. 1960) created Asch, her first choreographic work. Two years later came the premiere of Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich. De Keersmaeker established the dance company Rosas in Brussels in 1983, while creating the work Rosas danst Rosas. Since these breakthrough pieces, her choreography has been grounded in a rigorous and prolific exploration of the relationship between dance and music. She has created with Rosas a wide-ranging body of work engaging the musical structures and scores of several periods, from early music to contemporary and popular idioms. Her choreographic practice also draws formal principles from geometry, numerical patterns, the natural world, and social structures to offer a unique perspective on the body’s articulation in space and time. In 1995 De Keersmaeker established the school P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels in association with De Munt/La Monnaie. She is choreographer of the current Broadway production of West Side Story.


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NYU Skirball: Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten

NYU Skirball: Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten
02/13/2020 07:30 PM
Thu, February 13
7:30PM
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NYU Skirball: Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten
02/15/2020 07:30 PM
Sat, February 15
7:30PM
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NYU Skirball
New York, NY
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February 13, Thursday 7:30PM
February 15, Saturday 7:30PM
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From 35 to 50

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