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Top Shot

Thierry De Mey
Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker
Le solo d’Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker sur la musique de Steve Reich (Violin Phase) est l’une des premières pièces de la chorégraphe.

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Le solo d’Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker sur la musique de Steve Reich (Violin Phase) est l’une des premières pièces de la chorégraphe. Cette danse hallucinée épouse les volutes et les processus de décalages infinitésimaux de la musique. Le trajet de la danse, filmé en plongée, s’inscrit dans du sable blanc sur sol noir : son trajet rendu visible, dessine comme un mandala
en forme de rosace.
Pour l’installation Top Shot ces images sont projetées sur le sol de la salle d’exposition recouvert de sable blanc.

UK
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s solo to music by Steve Reich (Violin Phase) was one of her first pieces as a choreographer. This wild dance matches the music’s twists and turns and its sequence of infinitesimal shifts. The trajectory of the dance, filmed from a high angle, can be seen in white sand on a black floor: its course is made visible, drawn like a mandala in the form of a rosace.
For the Top Shot installation, this footage is projected onto the floor, covered with white sand, of the exhibition room.

Concept, film : Thierry De Mey
Choreography, dance : Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker
Music : Steve Reich (Violin Phase)
Violin : George Alexander van Dam
Prodution : Rosas

Biography
Thierry De Mey, born in 1956, is a composer and filmmaker. The intuition of movement and bounds is undoubtedly the guiding ele- ment in his work: « refusing to view rhythm as a simple combination of intervals within a time grid, but instead as a system which gener- ates momentums for falls and new developments » is the postulate behind his music and films. A large part of his music production is intended for dance and cinema. He has often been more than a composer for the choreographers Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus and his sister Michèle Anne De Mey, offering his precious collaboration in the invention of ‘formal strategies’ – to use a favourite expression of his.
Since the foundation of PARTS, he has been the director of the cho- reographic composition programme; several of his students have acquired an international reputation. Since July 2005, Thierry De Mey is artistic director of Charleroi/Danses along with Pierre Droulers, Michele Anne De Mey and Vincent Thirion.

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