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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Rosas danst Rosas, Midwest Premiere

Part of Walktoberfest: Celebrating the Walker’s 75th Anniversary

“Riveting and exhausting, fascinating and relentless, brilliant and tedious, [Rosas danst Rosas] is a mesmerizing exploration of synchronicity, patterning and rhythm.” —New York Times

Thirty-one years after her Rosas danst Rosas set the dance world on fire, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker offers a rare remount of her groundbreaking early dance-theater masterpiece. Although the Walker has presented her work previously, this signature piece has never been seen in the Midwest. Now widely viewed as a seminal work of art for its rhythmic complexity, stylized minimalism, and nuanced feminism, the piece has had an impact on several generations of dance, theater, and design creators on both sides of the Atlantic. Rosas danst Rosas has also seeped into popular culture—one well-known example is the music video for Beyoncé’s hit song “Countdown,” which drew directly from De Keersmaeker’s costuming, set, and choreography. A not-to-be-missed opportunity to see a masterwork by one of the defining choreographers of our time.

Copresented with Northrop, University of Minnesota.

Note: 110 minutes, no intermission. No late seating.


Friday, October 17
After the performance, head to the Balcony Bar to join a discussion or just listen in as others hash it out. SpeakEasy conversations are hosted by a tour guide and members of the local performing arts community.

Save with a Season Ticket Package

Buy 4 events and save 20%—plus all ticket fees waived. Call 612.375.7600 or visit the box office to take advantage of this special offer through October 15, 2014.


Support provided by Producers’ Council members Leni and David Moore, Jr./ The David and Leni Moore Family Foundation and the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.