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EXIT ABOVE after the tempest
Choreography by: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Meskerem Mees, Jean-Marie Aerts, Carlos Garbin / Rosas
Belgium

For “EXIT ABOVE”, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker retraces her steps: to the roots of dance, the roots of Western pop music. Since her earliest work, “My Walking is My Dancing” has been one of her guiding principles: walking as a primary form of movement, so familiar that we hardly stop to think about it. In terms of music, De Keersmaeker embarks on a journey towards a starting point that is in fact an intersection: the roots of pop music, the blues, and its mysterious ‘blue notes,’ in-between zones, between major and minor, sorrow and joy.

A captivating dance performance of geometric accuracy and overwhelming emotional complexity. A praise for movement as a form of human emancipation.

Danced by: Abigail Aleksander, Jean Pierre Buré, Lav Crnčević, José Paulo dos Santos, Rafa Galdino, Carlos Garbin, Nina Godderis, Solal Mariotte, Meskerem Mees, Mariana Miranda, Margarida Marques Ramalhete, Ariadna Navarrete Valverde, Jacob Storer
Created with: Abigail Aleksander, Jean Pierre Buré, Lav Crnčević, José Paulo dos Santos, Rafa Galdino, Carlos Garbin, Nina Godderis, Solal Mariotte, Meskerem Mees, Mariana Miranda, Ariadna Navarrete Valverde, Cintia Sebők, Jacob Storer
Music: Meskerem Mees, Jean-Marie Aerts, Carlos Garbin
Music performed by: Meskerem Mees, Carlos Garbin
Scenography: Michel François
Light Design: Max Adams
Costume Design: Aouatif Boulaich
Text and Lyrics: Meskerem Mees, Wannes Gyselinck
Opening Text: Über den Begriff der Geschichte, Thèse IX, Walter Benjamin
Dramaturgy: Wannes Gyselinck
Rehearsal Directors: Cynthia Loemij, Clinton Stringer
Artistic Coordination and Planning: Anne Van Aerschot
Assistant to the Artistic Director: Martine Lange
Tour Manager: Jolijn Talpe
Technical Director: Thomas Verachtert 
Technicians: Jan Balfoort, Thibault Rottiers 
Sound: Antoine Delagoutte 
Costume Coordinator: Alexandra Verschueren
Assisted by: Els Van Buggenhout
Wardrobe: Chiara Mazzarolo 
Sewing: Chiara Mazzarolo, Martha Verleyen

Acknowledgements: Baptiste Alexandre, Naomie Bentein, Bert De Swert, Michel Dierickx, Steven Fillet, Nicolas Fiszman, Ann-Sofie Merlier, Miet Ongena, Tom Pauwels, Jean-Luc Plouvier, Olivier Thys, Emma Zune

World Premiere: May 31, 2023, Théâtre National Wallonie- Bruxelles, Brussels presented by Théâtre National Wallonie- Bruxelles, De Munt/ La Monnaie, Kaaitheater & Kunstenfestivaldesarts

Producer: Rosas
Co-producers: Concertgebouw Brugge (Bruges), De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels), Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Le théâtre Garonne (Toulouse), GIE FONDOC OCCITANIE (Le Parvis Tarbes, Scène nationale ALBI Tarn, Le Cratère Alès, Scène nationale Grand Narbonne, Théâtre Garonne)
With the support of: Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
 
This production is realized with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures.
 
Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community & by the Flemish Community Commission (VGC)


Duration: 1h 30min
Date of premiere: 31.05.2023
Original title: EXIT ABOVE after the tempest / d'après la tempête / naar de storm
Special effects: stroboscopic effect
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