AboutAnne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Fase: Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich
Tate Modern: Exhibition, The Tanks at Tate Modern: Exhibition
18 July 20 July 2012
£15, concessions available
Evening performances are ticketed, booking recommended: Thursday 19 July and Friday 20 July, 20.30
Please note: these performances are standing only
There are a number of free short performances, no booking necessary:
Wednesday 18 July, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00
Thursday 19 July, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00
Friday 20 July, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 and 14.00
One of the most important choreographers of the late 20th century, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker will adapt her widely acclaimed 1982 performance Fase: Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich for the first of the Tank's artists' residencies.
Fase, an hour-long minimalist dance performed by De Keersmaeker and a partner, is considered to be the starting point of the contemporary dance movement that developed in Flanders during the 1980s. In her choreography, De Keersmaeker explores the relationship between music and dance and aims to articulate the basic principles of the musical composition rather than allowing the dance to simply illustrate the music.