Work/Travail/Arbeid

Synopsis

What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? This question is the point of departure for Work/Travail/Arbeid. In response, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagines her piece Vortex Temporum for the radically different temporal, spatial, and perceptual conditions of a museum-like environment. The choreographer does not simply bring a dance performance into a new kind of space, but rethinks 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 will thus be entirely reinvented so as to extend itself across a new time and space. This project transforms the conditions that have long been essential to dance and gives a new form to the rigorous choreographic writing for which De Keersmaeker is known.

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