Throwback to last month’s Drumming showings
In March, the first year bachelor Training students followed a four-week intensive workshop on the Rosas repertory piece Drumming (1998), one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most iconic choreographies, written to the eponymous, minimalistic percussion score by Steve Reich.
The students worked in 3 groups guided by Sue-Yeon Youn, Laura-Maria Poletti, Cynthia Loemij and Clinton Stringer.
At the end of March, Drumming (Fragments) was presented to the public in the Rosas Performance space for an audience of 150 people.
‘Drumming’ is based on the music of the minimalist composer Steve Reich. The choreography is a complex formal construction using a single basic phrase which is explored in many ways through repetitions, variations and combinations. The students first learn the phrase material, and then they make their own transformations of the phrase, while exploring some of the principles which were used during the creation of the original version in 1998.
Pictures by Tine Declerck - Published 13/04/2023