Fase. Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich

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    Theatre of Nations
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About performance

Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich,
choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s very first performance, premiered in 1982. 
Fase comprises three duets and one solo, choreographed to four repetitive compositions by the American minimalist Steve Reich. De Keersmaeker uses the structure of Reich’s music to develop an independent movement idiom that doesn’t merely illustrate the music but also adds a new dimension to it. Both the music and the dance start from the principle of phase shifting through tiny variations: movements that are initially perfectly synchronous gradually start slipping and sliding, resulting in an ingenious play of continuously changing forms and patterns.

Duration 1:10
without interval

Age limit 12+

The Theatre of Nations / main stage
st. metro Chehovskaya, Петровский пер., 3

World Premiere 18.03.1982 Beursschouwburg (Brussels)

Production 1982 Schaamte vzw (Brussels), Avila vzw (Brussels)

Coproduction ‘early works’ Sadler's Wells (London), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg 

Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community

Photos © Anne Van Aerschot


  • Choreography — Anna Tereza de Keersmaeker
  • Created with — Michèle Anne De Mey, Jennifer Everhard
  • Light design — Remon Fromont, Mark Schwentner
  • Costumes — Martine André, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
  • Artistic coordination and planning — Anne Van Aerschot
  • Technical Management — Joris Erven
  • Technicians — Philippe Fortaine, Wannes De Rydt, Michael Smets, Bert Veris