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Northrop and Walker Art Center Present

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

2014//15 Northrop Season
Oct 2014
About the Event

Thirty-one years after it set the dance world on fire, one of the defining choreographers of our time offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although Walker Art Center has presented Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker previously, her signature work has never been seen in the Midwest. Now widely-viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, nuanced feminism, and choreographic rigor, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance creators on both sides of the Atlantic. The work’s influence has extended beyond dance circles into theater, design, music, and seeped into popular culture—one well-known example being the video for Beyonce’s hit “Countdown,” which drew directly from the costuming, set, and choreography of Rosas danst Rosas.

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Photo by Herman Sorgeloos