Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker review – dancers send Tate Modern into a whirl

Tate Modern, London
Showcased in the gallery’s vast Turbine Hall, the arcs and eddies of the Belgian choreographer’s Work/Travail/Arbeid reveal the harmony of its composition

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Work/Travail/Arbeid is a metamorphosis of Vortex Temporum, the choreographer’s hour-long stage work, into a performed exhibition that is designed to last several days in an art gallery. De Keersmaeker has kept the tightly meshed elements of her source material – Gérard Grisey’s turbulent score played live by the Ictus Ensemble, circling patterns marked on the floor and formally rigorous choreography in which the dancers cleave closely to both the sound and the spirals. But she has opened them up, so that different parts of the original stage work play out in different places, at different times.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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