Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (born 1960) studied dancing at Mudra School in Brussels and Tisch School of the Arts in New York and made her choreographic debut in 1980. Two years later, she premiered Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich. In 1983, De Keersmaeker established the dance company Rosas in Brussels, while working on Rosas danst Rosas. Since these breakthrough pieces, her choreography has been grounded in a rigorous and prolific exploration of the relationship between dance and music. Alongside Rosas she has created a wide-ranging body of work engaging the musical structures and scores of several periods, from early music to contemporary and popular idioms. Her choreographic practice also draws its formal principles from geometry, numerical patterns, the natural world, and social structures to offer a unique perspective on the body’s articulation in space and time. In 1995, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker established the school P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels in association with De Munt/La Monnaie.

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