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Brussels Philharmonic & Thierry De Mey

Debussy. La mer

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TOPSTUK DEBUSSY

dance
orchestral
Sat 13 Feb 2021 -20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Mark Delaere 19.15
start 20.00

standard rate €24.00 - €43.00

Reduction -26 €12.50 - €22.00

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Dance films with live orchestra

Debussy's unfulfilled longing to go to sea may perhaps explain the great importance of water in his work. Or was it precisely the elusive mobility of the waves that inspired him? La mer, one of his 'water pieces', is an undeniable highlight of his multi-faceted and refined oeuvre. The musical colours of Debussy and his contemporary Maurice Ravel inspired musician/filmmaker Thierry De Mey to create several dance films with a live orchestra. In Prélude à la mer, he contrasts Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's choreography with harshness of a not-so natural disaster: the disappearance of the Aral Sea. Choreographer Thomas Hauert translates the rich colours of Ravel's intoxicating La valse into dance. The rhythms travel from body to body, to form captivating polyphonic melodies of movement.

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Brussels Philharmonic: orchestra
Adrien Perruchon: conductor
Thierry De Mey: film
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Thomas Hauert: dance film choreography
Jan Seys: speaker (in Dutch)



Keynote by Jan Seys

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La mer
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
La Valse

Camille Pépin (1990)
Vajrayana

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Production: Charleroi/Danses
Co-production: Sophimages, Rosas, Arte Frankrijk, Eroïca productions, Flagey, Cité de la musique/Parijs & Centre de l'Audiovisuel in Brussel (CBA)

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Brussels Philharmonic: orchestra
Adrien Perruchon: conductor
Thierry De Mey: film
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker &...

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Sat 13 Feb 2021 -20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Mark Delaere 19.15
start 20.00

standard rate €24.00 - €43.00

Reduction -26 €12.50 - €22.00

We will inform you via our newsletter (register at the bottom of this page), this website and our social media pages.

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