Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Louis Nam Le Van Ho Zeitigung
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Alain Franco, accompanied by the dancer and choreographer Louis Nam Le Van Ho, reinvestigate the musical material of Zeitung. The result is Zeitigung, a matured, triple-voice version. The different readings offered by these three voices open up a whole host of possibilities.
First performed in 2008, Zeitung sought to redefine Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s choreographic and musical equation using the notion of interpretation as its starting point. In the company of the pianist Alain Franco, she submitted the works of Jean-Sébastien Bach, Anton Webern and Arnold Schoenberg to an attempted physical response - bringing into crisis the relationship of formal correspondence between dance and music. From the musician and their instrument to the dancer and their body, a wealth of different possible readings unfurled. In Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s hands, however, a piece does not box in the interpretation. On the contrary, she breathes new life into it, in the manner of an open score, reworking it over and over again. From Zeitung, she had already extracted, in the company of young P.A.R.T.S. graduates, re:zeitung. Zeitigung is a new foray into this shifting musical territory, this time alongside the dancer Louis Nam Le Van Ho - and with the notable addition of music by Johannes Brahms. Zeitigung is exactly this, the maturing over time, or the passage of time. And it is not just time that will be passing before us on the stage. In between interpretation and reinterpretation, Alain Franco’s interplay with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s choreographic variations and the echoes and friction points created by Louis Nam Le Van Ho, what we will not be seeing is the continued presence of an unequivocal truth. Indeed, in its place will be polyphonic interplay summoning up the passage of time.
Running time: 1h30