En Atendant

  • Show
  • Dance
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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Belgium / Creation at the Avignon Festival 2010

Ten years later, En Atendant returns, bringing together the polyphonic music of Ars Subtilior and a dance akin to a walk.

En Atendant, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, 2023 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


Same place, the cloître des Célestins, same time: from dusk to night; more than ten years after its “premiere,” Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s En Atendant returns. Giving us the opportunity to experience (for the first time or not) her repertoire, the Belgium choreographer brings together the musicians of the Cour et Cœur ensemble and her dancers, longtime collaborators and newcomers alike. They weave together the polyphonies of Ars Subtilior, which appeared during the Black Death pandemic of the 14th century, and a contemporary dance akin to a walk. En Atendant is a true meditation in a space at once open and closed, which encourages us to feel, to breathe. Reprising this show taken from the repertoire of this major dance figure allows us to experience its essential nature in a time of pandemics and climate change. In this space that brings together nature, architecture, and history, its resonance answers our contemporary anxieties with a celebration of life. Programming En Atendant and EXIT ABOVE after the tempest for this edition draws a parallel between those two works and gives them the opportunity to enter a conversation.

Interview with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker


With Boštjan Antončič, Sophia Dinkel, Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, Cynthia Loemij, Mark Lorimer, Sandy Williams, Sue-Yeon Youn,
and Michael Schmid (flute), Cour et Coeur
ensemble Cour et Cœur  Thomas Baeté (fiddle), Bart Coen (recorders), Lieselot De Wilde or Annelies Van Gramberen (vocals, alternating)
Choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Musical direction Bart Coen
Set design Michel François
Costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz
Created in 2010 with Boštjan Antončič, Carlos Garbin, Cynthia Loemij, Mark Lorimer, Mikael Marklund, Chrysa Parkinson, Sandy Williams, Sue-Yeon Youn
Rehearsal direction Fumiyo Ikeda
Rehearsal assistants Femke Gyselinck, Fumiyo Ikeda, Cynthia Loemij, Chrysa Parkinson, Michaël Pomero
Musicological advisor Felicia Bockstael
Technical direction Freek Boey assisted by Jonathan Maes
Technical Jan Balfoort
Artistic coordination and planning Anne Van Aerschot
Costume coordination Emma Zune
Costumes assistant Els Van Buggenhout
Dressing Emma Zune
Tour Management Jolijn Talpe


Production Rosas
Coproduction 2010 De Munt La Monnaie (Brussels), Festival Grec (Barcelona), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Festival d'Avignon, Concertgebouw (Bruges)

...L(ÉLEK)ZEM...' - Istvan Matuz
En Atendant, souffrir m'estuet (ballad) - Filippo da Caserta
Estampie En Atendant 2 (2010) - Bart Coen
Sus un' Fontayne (virelai) - Johannes Ciconia
Je prens d'amour noriture (virelai) - anonymous
Esperance, ki en mon cœur - anonymous

Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), and the BNP Paribas Foundation.

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