6 t/m 16 september — Amsterdam
© Anne Van Aerschot

A Love Supreme

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, Salva Sanchis

A quartet created by Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, A Love Supreme is based on John Coltrane’s eponymous album. This collaboration, started in 2005, comprises a meeting between two choreographers who share the same fascination for an iconic piece of music. In A Love Supreme, Coltraneand his musicians deployed a deceptively simple musical structure to allow for a complete freedom of improvisation, continuously pushing the boundaries of every musical register. This freedom sees a literal translation into dance: for this performance, the choreographers accept the challenge of blending improvisation and composition into a seamless whole. For this new version, Sanchis and De Keersmaeker rewrote their 2005 piece to be danced by four young, maledancers. Offering an expressly energetic interpretation, they emphasise the long-lasting vitality of Coltrane’s tribute.

Choreography Salva Sanchis, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Danced by José Paulo dos Santos, Bilal El Had / Robin Haghi, Jason Respilieux, Thomas Vantuycom
Original version created in 2005 with Cynthia Loemij, Moya Michael, Salva Sanchis, Igor Shyshko
Music A Love Supreme, John Coltrane
Recording tenor saxophone, vocals: John Coltrane, piano: McCoy Tyner, bass: Jimmy Garrison, drums: Elvin Jones Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance & Psalm © Coltrane, J., © Jowcol Music, Inc. (Universal Music Publ. N.V.)
Lighting design Jan Versweyveld
Recast lighting design Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Luc Schaltin
Costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz
Coproduction Rosas, De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussels)
Website: rosas.be/en/