Rosas The Six Brandenburg Concertos by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

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Rosas: The Six Brandenburg Concertos

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Rosas: The Six Brandenburg Concertos by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Photo © Anne Van Aerschot
Evgeny Borisenko
A workbook choreographic exercise builds to a surprisingly exhilarating finale in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s new Six Brandenburg Concertos

 

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s works have often been labelled both challenging and compelling, both brainy and dramatic. Yet the surprisingly straightforward Six Brandenburg Concertos (her fifth piece to music by J.S. Bach, aptly premiered in Berlin) proves to be – until its jaw-dropping final scenes – an uneven and at times laborious take on one of Bach’s most luminous œuvres. Led from the pit by B’Rock Orchestra conducted by Amandine Beyer (already present on stage in De Keersmaeker’s Partita 2),…

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