Rosas is the dance company of the Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
De Keersmaeker her work has been grounded in a rigorous and prolific exploration of the relationship between dance and music. She has created with Rosas 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 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.
This collection contains two dance films, Hoppla! and Achterland, and three documentaries, Mozart Material, Rain and Mitten.
A film adaptation of the eponymous stage performance by choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker to music by Ligeti and Ysaÿe. The Rosas dancers create a delicate balance between energetic virtuosity and deceleration.
A film adaptation of two choreographies by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker to music by Béla Bartók: Mikrokosmos and Quatuor no. 4.
A patient look at the final weeks of rehearsal of Mitten wir im Leben sind, a performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, her dance company Rosas and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, to Bach’s cello suites.
A video essay about the rehearsal process of the dance performance Mozart / Concert Arias, un moto di gioia, a choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas, which premiered at the Festival d’Avignon in July 1992.
Documentary on the transmission of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s contemporary Rosas choreography to the classically-trained ballet dancers of the world-renowned Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris.