The Brandenburg Concerts by Johann Sebastian Bach are among the composer’s most popular, non-religious works. Each concert is an experiment that tests the limits of the genre and constantly combines the courtly instrumental complement in new and different ways. For the Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, famous for her analytical treatment of music, Bach’s piece represents a constant in her own artistic work. But unlike her earlier Bach-based pieces, she is working together with a large ensemble for this production. In order to sharpen and increase the visibility of the connection between choreography and music, De Keersmaeker assigns a dancer to each solo instrument. In so doing, she refers to one of her own innovative artistic approaches, i.e. demonstrating that the act of music-making possesses a unique equivalent in dance. The musicians of the B’Rock Orchestra will perform the piece under the direction of the French conductor Amandine Beyer. Specialised in historical performance practice; the orchestra always strives to combine ancient music with theatre, dance or the fine arts in their concerts. Following its world premiere, the production will go on tour through Europe and North America.

Artistic director: Marietta Piekenbrock
Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (BE)
Musical director: Amandine Beyer (FR)
Set design: Jan Versweyveld (BE)
Costume design: An D’Huys (BE)
Dramaturgy: Jan Vandenhouwe (BE)
Dancers: Boštjan Antončič (SI), Carlos Garbin (BR), Frank Gizycki (FR), Marie Goudot (FR), Robin Haghi (SE), Cynthia Loemij (NL), Mark Lorimer (UK), Michaël Pomero (FR), Jason Respilieux (BE), Igor Shyshko (BY), Luka Švajda (HR), Jakub Truszkowski (PL), Thomas Vantuycom (BE), Samantha van Wissen (NL), Sandy Williams (CA), Sue-Yeon Youn (KR)
Musicians: B’Rock Orchestra (BE)

  • Date

    12.09. –
    15.09.2018

    Dance

    Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | Berlin

Con­tact

Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Linienstraße 227
10178 Berlin

www.volksbuehne-berlin.de