Vortex Temporum

For Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker as one of the few distinguished choreographers who delights in intricacies of contemporary music, Vortex Temporum has been the piece around which her attention gravitated in the last decade. Rigorously constructed and refined in timbre, this mature work of the French composer Gerard Grisey offers, on the one hand, spectral harmony based on natural acoustic properties of sound, and on the other, a high sense of motility in circles and spirals-patterns in which performances of Rosas abound. Dancers of Rosas and musicians of Ictus pair up in a shared quest for composing various experiences of time. De Keersmaeker will search for how time contracts and expands, swirls and foliates in a choreographic counterpoint of sound, musicians gestures, and dancers movements and spatial dynamics.