Synopses & Reviews
This third installment in a series devoted to the work of acclaimed choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker focuses on two of her notable works, Drumming and Rain. Both works, which were among De Keersmaekerandrsquo;s most successful premieres, are known for their energetic, virtuosic dancing and formal richness. They also feature minimalist scores by composer Steve Reich, costumes by famed designer Dries Van Noten, and striking scenic design. In this publication, fascinating interviews with De Keersmaeker by Bojana Cvejic reveal the choreographic principles behind the pieces and give insight into De Keersmaekerandrsquo;s process. These conversations are illustrated with numerous primary source materials, including drawings, photographs, and documents related to productions of Drumming and Rain. A series of three DVDs contain extensive interviews and voice-over commentaries by De Keersmaeker and Cvejic, illustrated by demonstrations and excerpts of the performances. With its unique multimedia presentation of these two canonical dance pieces, this volume is an essential resource on one of todayandrsquo;s most prominent choreographers.and#160;
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is one of the most prominent choreographers in contemporary dance. Her 1982 debut with Fase
immediately attracted the attention of the international dance scene; since then De Keersmaeker and her company, Rosas, have created an impressive series of choreographic works that have been described as "pure writing with movement in time and space."
In these two volumes and accompanying set of 3 DVDs, De Keersmaeker offers wide-ranging insights into choreography and into the making of her two most recent large-scale works: En Atendant and Cesena. In addition to sketches, notes, and photographs, interviews with De Keersmaeker, as well as dance demonstrations and extensive video clips, are featured. A second volume is a book of photographs by Michel Franand#231;ois.
This multimedia presentation of two notable contemporary dance pieces by acclaimed choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker combines video excerpts, original photographs and drawings, and interviews about her creative process.
About the Author
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is a contemporary dance choreographer. Bojana Cvejic is a performance theorist, dramaturge, and musicologist.