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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, 'Dance Can Embody Abstract Ideas'

Contemporary choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker presents her acclaimed 1982 piece, Fase: Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich

First performed in 1982, Fase comprises three duets and one solo dance, each reflecting the shifting rhythms and melodies of the minimalist composition by Steve Reich. In 2012 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker performed it for The Tanks at Tate Modern. We captured the final rehearsals and talked to her about the origins of the piece, the process of adapting it for Tate Modern, and how she feels performing it thirty years on.

Fase: Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich was performed at Tate Modern 18 July -- 20 July 2012.

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Performance art

Artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous ...