Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Ictus — Rain

13 & 14 Jun

Archived Show
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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s world-renowned company Rosas returns as part of our contemporary classics series, with her iconic piece, Rain.

Known for her appreciation of mathematical structure and the geometric use of space, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker pushes these concepts to their limits to form a deceptively simple piece, using layers repetition and variation. Each of the ten dancers plays a distinct role in their close group, before giving in to the power of the collective with an exuberant and playful camaraderie.

Set to Steve Reich’s masterpiece, the minimalist Music for 18 Musicians, which is inspired by breath rhythms, the score is beautifully interpreted by Rosas’ long-term collaborator Ictus Ensemble.

"Simply to watch the collective patterns set in motion by the dancers is entrancing"

Supported by The Monument Trust

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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