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Rosas danst Rosas

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

(Thierry De Mey, Belgium 1997, 57 min., digital, Dutch w/subtitles)

Choreography for Camera. Thierry De Mey filmed Rosas danst Rosas in the former technical school of architect Henry Van de Velde in Leuven. The film version is much shorter than the show itself. In his film Thierry De Mey opts for a heavily ‘inter-cut’ version in which, apart from the cast of four dancers from 1995 and 1996, he also has all the other performers from the long history of the show dance along. He makes maximum use of the geometrical and spatial qualities of the Van de Velde building. Incidentally, the building was thoroughly renovated straight after the film was made, making it one of the last testimonials to the original architecture. Introduction by Douglas Crimp, Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History, University of Rochester.