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Choreographer
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
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Company
Rosas
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Date first performed
1983 (filmed version 1996)
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Accompaniment (composers)
Thierry. De May and Peter Vermeersch
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Type of accompaniment
Electronic, percussive, minimalist music, natural sounds of dancers in music
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Costume designer
Rosas
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Costume description
Drab everyday grey skirts and tops, black leggings, socks and shoes. Loose fitting and functional. Institutional
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Lighting
Natural light through the windows
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Set
Corridors and rooms of a large, austere, empty school in Belgium. Windows, walls and doors frame the action. An assortment of wooden chairs is used for one section
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Staging
Site specific Rito school in Leuven
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Film director
Thierry de May
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Dancers
Four main women (11 overall)
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Dance style
Post modern, physical with pedestrian act ions and repetitive, compulsive gestures. Energetic and dynamic
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Choreographic style
Highlights single parts of the body, drawing attention to small human gestures. Movements are patterned and structured to create rhythms and perfect unison is achieved
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Theme
Human behaviours, rage, frustration, institutionalised
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Starting point/inspiration
Unknown
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Structure
8 sections
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Dance for camera
Takes on a journey throughout the school panning and zooming, selecting and layering images
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