Meet with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
29 February 2012
The choreographer and dancer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker needs no introductions. Thirty years on from her first work (Asch, 1980), she remains one of the most outstanding figures in contemporary dance. And it was De Keersmaeker who put Belgium at the epicentre of the world dance stage. Having studied at Maurice Béjart’s Mudra school and at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, De Keersmaeker shot to prominence with just her second work, Fase (1982). De Keersmaeker had studied music before deciding to dedicate herself to dance, and she drew inspiration for her choreographies from the work of the celebrated American composer, Steve Reich, whose musicians she had known in New York. It was the international success of Fase that led De Keersmaeker to found the Rosas company in 1983, and to carve a significant career for herself as a choreographer.
creditsChaired by Nina Alcalay, dance theorist