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Achterland / Modern XX Dance Company

Keersmaeker / Modern Dance Company
Release Date: 03/07/2006 
Label:  Immortal   Catalog #: 960004  
Composer:  Eugčne Ysa˙eGyörgy Ligeti

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Modern XX Dance Company – Rosas
NTSC All Region; Dolby Digital Sterio; B/W; Approx. 69 mins

A brilliantly filmed version of Achterland, the stunning, adventurous dance work from the avant-garde Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Unlike many filmed dance pieces, Achterland is directed by De Keersmaeker herself, who brings a choreographer’s talent to the camera, reflecting the work’s structures and themes in highly developed cinematic form. The original cast was largely reassembled for the film; the piece was adapted to the new medium, with choreographic revisions appropriate to cinematic expression. First performed at La Monnaie in 1990, Achterland has become a critical part of the repertoire of Rosas, De
Read more Keersmaeker’s acclaimed company. More than eighty versions have been staged in cities throughout the world. Set to music by contemporary composers Eugene Ysaye and Gyorgy Ligeti, the piece evinces and exuberant mood – a departure for De Keersmaeker’s at the time of the work’s premiere – as it explores tensions between man and woman and movement and music with playful, athletic dancing and striking imagery and costumes. Winner: Dance Screen Award (Lyon, 1994) & Best Adaptation, Festival International du Film sur l’Art (Montreal, 1995)
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Works on This Recording

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Work(s) by Eugčne Ysa˙e
Period: 20th Century 
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Work(s) by György Ligeti
Period: 20th Century 

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