What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? This question forms the starting point for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s latest ground-breaking work Work/Travail/Arbeid.
De Keersmaeker first performed at Tate Modern during the opening of the Tanks in 2012. For this new work, she has transferred her dance performance Vortex Temporum 2013, choreographed to music by composer Gérard Grisey, from the theatre stage to the more open setting of a museum. The exhibition was originally presented at WEILS Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels, and its intricate intertwining of sound and movement has been reimagined for the unique space of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. The work questions the convention that choreography can only be presented on stage and celebrates dance as a rigorous, structured medium.
17.30–21.30 Turbine Hall East End
11.00–22.00 Turbine Hall East End
10.00–17.00 Turbine Hall East End
Performances will run more or less continuously throughout these times. Audience members are welcome to sit in and around the dancers on the dance floor.
FREE, no tickets needed
In conjunction with the performance, De Keersmaeker has created a newly designed workshop held in the Turbine Hall. Participants are invited to access the dance material fromWork/Travail/Arbeid using a simple phrase taught by dancers in De Keersmaeker’s company Rosas. The workshop lasts one hour and is open to anyone aged six and over.
8 July 2016
18.00 and 20.00
9 July 2016
11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00 and 19.00
10 July 2016
11.00, 13.00 and 15.00
Free, booking required. All spaces available in advance are now fully booked. A small number of spaces will be available on the day for each workshop on a first come, first served basis.
Exhibition credits: Work/Travail/Arbeid
The exhibition is performed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s dance company Rosas and the musicians of Ictus, ensemble for contemporary music.
Music: Vortex Temporum, Gérard Grisey (1996)
Music director: Georges-Elie Octors
Piano: Jean-Luc Plouvier
Flute: Chryssi Dimitriou
Clarinet: Dirk Descheemaeker
Violin: Igor Semenoff
Viola: Jeroen Robbrecht
Cello: Geert De Bièvre
Initiating Curator: Elena Filipovic
Artistic Consultant: Ann Veronica Janssens
Dramaturgy: Bojana Cvejić
Artistic assistant: Femke Gyselinck
Costumes: Anne-Catherine Kunz
Artistic Coordination & Planning: Anne Van Aerschot
Technical Direction: Joris Erven
Sound: Alexandre Fostier
Costume Coordination: Heide Vanderieck
Technicians: Wannes De Rydt
Curated by Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance), Tate with Isabella Maidment, Assistant Curator, Performance, Tate. Produced by Judith Bowdler, Production Co-ordinator, Live Performance and Film, Tate.
A choreographic exhibition in coproduction with Rosas, Ictus, WIELS, with support of the BNP Paribas Foundation. Work/Travail/Arbeid was initiated by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre and Rosas and 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 of Sadler’s Wells and is supported by the Flemish Community.