Jérôme Bel / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Ictus 3Abschied


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker invited Jérôme Bel to create a performance based on Gustav Mahler’s Abschied, the last part of The Song of the Earth. Performed by musicians from the Ictus ensemble and mezzo soprano Sara Fulgoni, the work pioneered the genre of the symphonic poem. De Keersmaeker and Bel challenge the romanticism of the score, giving unique resonance to the theme of the human being’s difficulty to face death.