Rosas' "Golden Hours” at the HAU
With last year’s remake of "Transfigured Night” (1995), Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker broke new choreographic ground: The minimalist abstraction that is characteristic of her style mingled with unaccustomed gestural sentimentality. Three months after staging the love-triangle drama, the Flemish choreographer, who for years it was claimed was too expensive for Berlin, is now again on stage at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer. The inspiration for the new piece "Golden Hours” was the Shakespearean classic "As You Like It”. Traditional roles are undermined by an interplay between the sexes, inspired by Rosalind, who, dressed as a man sets a queer relationship dance in motion in the extra-courtly – moralistic Forest of Arden. The eleven young Rosas dancers also seem to recall a golden place of paradise-like freedom – and perform the piece in all its apathetic-melancholic and urban-hippiesque glory. Brian Eno’s ambient pop album "Another Green World” (1975) supports the otherworldly atmosphere, both in accompanying playback and live acoustic guitar.
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