Work/Travail/Arbeid

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Work/Travail/Arbeid, initiated by WIELS and curator Elena Filipovic.

Choreography & Concept
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Music
Gérard Grisey, Vortex Temporum I, II, III for piano and five instruments, 1994-1996

Music director
Georges-Elie Octors

Artistic consultant
Ann Veronica Janssens

Dramaturgy
Bojana Cvejić

Artistic assistant
Femke Gyselinck

Danced by
Boštjan Antončič, Frank Gizycki, Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, Cynthia Loemij, Sarah Ludi, Julien Monty, Michaël Pomero, Camille Prieux, Gabriel Schenker, Igor Shyshko, Denis Terrasse, Thomas Vantuycom, Samantha van Wissen

Costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz
Technical direction Joris Erven
Technicians Michael Smets
Artistic coordination and planning
Anne Van Aerschot
Costumes coordination Heide Vanderieck

Musicians
Ictus :
Flute Chrissy Dimitriou
Clarinet Dirk Descheemaeker
Piano Jean-Luc Plouvier
Violin Igor Semenoff
Viola Jeroen Robbrecht
Cello Geert De Bièvre
Sound engineer Alexandre Fostier

The artist gratefully acknowledges WIELS Contemporary Art Centre and Rosas for initiating Work/Travail/Arbeid, which has been made possible with the support of De Munt/La Monnaie, BOZAR - Centre For Fine Arts, Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Ictus, BNP Paribas Fortis, BNP Paribas Foundation, WIELS Patrons, and Rolex Institute.

Rosas is ‘International Associate Company’ bij Sadler's Wells en wordt gesteund door de Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? This question was the point of departure for Work/Travail/Arbeid. In response, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagined her piece Vortex Temporum for the radically different temporal, spatial, and perceptual conditions of a museum-like environment. The choreographer did not simply bring a dance performance into a new kind of space, but rethought it as a nine weeks long exhibition, continuously accessible to the public. The original choreography made for the condensed time and space of a stage performance was thus entirely reinvented so as to extend itself across a new time and space. This project transformed the conditions that have long been essential to dance and gave a new form to the rigorous choreographic writing for which De Keersmaeker is known.

Part of the fascination of “Work” is the chance to see these highly skilled artists up close; the technique, control and precision of both the dancers and the musicians was breathtakingly evident. The New York Times

MORE ABOUT VORTEX TEMPORUM

Work/Travail/Arbeid vertrekt van de eenvoudige vraag: kan een choreografie worden uitgevoerd in de vorm van een tentoonstelling? Als antwoord interpreteerde Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker haar dansvoorstelling Vortex Temporum voor de radicaal verschillende tijdelijke en ruimtelijke omstandigheden van een museale ruimte. Daarbij verplaatste de choreografe de voorstelling niet eenvoudigweg naar een nieuwe omgeving, maar herinterpreteerde ze de dans als een tentoonstelling, doorlopend toegankelijk voor het publiek. De originele lengte van de choreografie, ontworpen voor de gecondenseerde duur van een voorstelling, werd uitgebreid tot cycli van negen uur. Het resultaat is een project dat precies de materie en de condities die lang essentieel waren voor dans, in het bijzonder de strenge structuur en choreografische écriture waarvoor De Keersmaeker bekend staat, tot een geheel nieuwe tentoonstellingsvorm transformeert.

Work/Travail/Arbeid laat je de dans en muziek fysiek beleven, veel fysieker dan in het theater. De Volkskrant

Part of the fascination of “Work” is the chance to see these highly skilled artists up close; the technique, control and precision of both the dancers and the musicians was breathtakingly evident. The New York Times

On reste subjugué comme devant un Rembrandt de la fin et qu’on en détaille longuement les envolées ou devant un Rothko à plonger dans la profondeur de la peinture. La Libre Belgique

Le résultat est tout simplement fascinant puisqu’on peut voir et entendre les danseurs et les musiciens sentir leur soufflé, admirer la performance physique. l’Echo

Ici, on ne cherche plus à comprendre, à analyser. On jouit du plaisir de la danse et de la musique dans lesquelles on se retrouve totalement immergé. Le Soir

MORE ABOUT VORTEX TEMPORUM

Que devient une chorégraphie losqu'elle intègre les codes de l'exposition ? Cette question travaille le projet Work/Travail/Arbeid. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker y répond en ré-imaginant Vortex Temporum selon les conditions temporelles, spatiales et perceptives radicalement différentes d'un espace muséal. La chorégraphe ne se contente pas d'exporter son spectacle dans un nouvel espace, mais le repense sous la forme d'une exposition cyclique d'une durée de neuf heures, accessible en permanence au public durant les horaires ordinaires du musée. A travers une série de "coupes" opérées dans la chorégraphie originale, présentée sous différentes densités (du duo à l'ensemble de plus de vingt personnes), le visiteur est invité à circuler au coeur de la discipline du danseur et du musicien : corps, souffle, espace, chiffre.

On reste subjugué comme devant un Rembrandt de la fin et qu’on en détaille longuement les envolées ou devant un Rothko à plonger dans la profondeur de la peinture. La Libre Belgique

Le résultat est tout simplement fascinant puisqu’on peut voir et entendre les danseurs et les musiciens sentir leur soufflé, admirer la performance physique. l’Echo

Ici, on ne cherche plus à comprendre, à analyser. On jouit du plaisir de la danse et de la musique dans lesquelles on se retrouve totalement immergé. Le Soir

MORE ABOUT VORTEX TEMPORUM

Agenda for this project

March 2015
  • Date Show Location
  • Thu 19.03 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Fri 20.03 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 21.03 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 22.03 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Wed 25.03 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Thu 26.03 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Fri 27.03 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 28.03 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 29.03 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
April 2015
  • Date Show Location
  • Wed 01.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Thu 02.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Fri 03.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 04.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 05.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Wed 08.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Thu 09.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Fri 10.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 11.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 12.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Wed 15.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Thu 16.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Fri 17.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 18.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 19.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Wed 22.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Thu 23.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Fri 24.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 25.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 26.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Wed 29.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Thu 30.04 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
May 2015
  • Date Show Location
  • Fri 01.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 02.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 03.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Wed 06.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Thu 07.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Fri 08.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 09.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 10.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Wed 13.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Thu 14.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Fri 15.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 16.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 17.05 Work/Travail/Arbeid Wiels - Brussels - Belgium

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
February 2016
  • Date Show Location
  • Fri 26.02 Work Travail Arbeid Centre Pompidou - Paris - France

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Grisey | De Keersmaeker : Vortex Temporum in museum version

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 27.02 Work Travail Arbeid Centre Pompidou - Paris - France

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Grisey | De Keersmaeker : Vortex Temporum in museum version

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 28.02 Work Travail Arbeid Centre Pompidou - Paris - France

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Grisey | De Keersmaeker : Vortex Temporum in museum version

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Mon 29.02 Work Travail Arbeid Centre Pompidou - Paris - France

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Grisey | De Keersmaeker : Vortex Temporum in museum version

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
March 2016
  • Date Show Location
  • Wed 02.03 Work Travail Arbeid Centre Pompidou - Paris - France

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Grisey | De Keersmaeker : Vortex Temporum in museum version

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Thu 03.03 Work Travail Arbeid Centre Pompidou - Paris - France

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Grisey | De Keersmaeker : Vortex Temporum in museum version

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Fri 04.03 Work Travail Arbeid Centre Pompidou - Paris - France

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Grisey | De Keersmaeker : Vortex Temporum in museum version

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 05.03 Work Travail Arbeid Centre Pompidou - Paris - France

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Grisey | De Keersmaeker : Vortex Temporum in museum version

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 06.03 Work Travail Arbeid Centre Pompidou - Paris - France

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Grisey | De Keersmaeker : Vortex Temporum in museum version

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
July 2016
  • Date Show Location
  • Fri 08.07 Work Travail Arbeid (London) Tate Modern - London - United Kingdom

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sat 09.07 Work Travail Arbeid (London) Tate Modern - London - United Kingdom

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 10.07 Work Travail Arbeid (London) Tate Modern - London - United Kingdom

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
March 2017
  • Date Show Location
  • Tue 28.03 Work Travail Arbeid (New York) MoMA - New York - United States

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Wed 29.03 Work Travail Arbeid (New York) MoMA - New York - United States

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Thu 30.03 Work Travail Arbeid (New York) MoMA - New York - United States

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Fri 31.03 Work Travail Arbeid (New York) MoMA - New York - United States

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
April 2017
  • Date Show Location
  • Sat 01.04 Work Travail Arbeid (New York) MoMA - New York - United States

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more
  • Sun 02.04 Work Travail Arbeid (New York) MoMA - New York - United States

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition. read more