MoMA’s Performance Exhibition Series presents a program of live performance and dance in conjunction with the group exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century. The dancing body has long been a subject matter for drawing, as seen in a variety of works included in this exhibition. These documentations show dance in two dimensions, allowing it to be seen in a gallery setting. But if one considers line as the trace of a point in motion—an idea at the core of this project—the very act of dance becomes a drawing, an insertion of line into time and the three-dimensional space of our lived world.
January 22 & 23 On Line/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Violin Phase from Fase: Four movements to the Music of Steve Reich (1982)
Choreography and dance: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Music: Steve Reich, "Violin Phase" (1967)
Violin: Shem Guibbory
Created at the Dance Department of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, first performed in April 1981 at the Festival of Early Modern Dance, Purchase, New York.
Rosas is the dance ensemble and production structure built around the choreographer and dancer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Find out more at www.rosas.be. Rosas is supported by the Flemish Authorities.
Performance 13: On Line/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Violin Phase from Fase: Four movements to the Music of Steve Reich (1982)
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Belgian, born 1960) is one of the most prominent choreographers in contemporary dance. Throughout her career she has focused on the relationship between music and dance and also repeatedly ventured into the realms of text and visual art. The minimalist music of composer Steve Reich (American, b. 1936) inspired De Keersmaeker’s seminal work Fase: Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich (1982). She will perform Violin Phase (an excerpt from Fase), dancing on sand, her movements creating a large circular drawing on the floor of the Marron Atrium. Approximate running time is 16 minutes.
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