During her 1980 stay in New York, in which she first rehearsed her celebrated Violin Phase to the music of Steve Reich, the only other recording playing in Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers studio was the Brandenburg Concertos by J.S. Bach. Thirty\-five years later, De Keersmaeker continues her work with the piece. The Brandenburg Concertos consist of six concerti grossi, in which Bach deploys the instruments from the baroque orchestra in different, often audacious constellations. Against this backdrop, De Keersmaeker sets sixteen dancers originating in different Rosas generations. Following her usual method, and as she did in Rain (after Steve Reich), she approaches the music as if it were a ready\-made score for a dance piece, embodying Bachs polyphonic mastery. The concertos are played live by the baroque ensemble BRock, conducted by violinist Amandine Beyer.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
THE SIX BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS (after J.S. Bach)
Rosas Company Dancers
Amandine Beyer, conductor
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, choreographer
Jan Versweyveld, set and lighting designer
An D’Huys, costume designer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Recorded at the Opéra National de Paris (Palais Garnier), 13 March 2019.
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 109 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
The Six Brandenburg Concertos - Ballet after J.S. Bach.