What would it take for a choreography to be performed as an exhibition? This question constitutes the starting point for Work/Travail/Arbeid. In response, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagined her piece Vortex Temporum for the radically different temporal, spatial, and perceptual conditions of a museum-like environment. In an attempt to do justice to the impressive project in a cinematographic way, filmmaker and writer Eric de Kuyper opted for a radical approach that first and foremost highlights the relationship between the dance and the musical score by Gérard Grisey. Babette Mangolte's camera work is equally essential to the end-result, capturing the dancers of Rosas and the musicians of Ictus with a limpid clarity.
This six-hour-long film will be shown during Concertgebouw Circuit hours over the course of eight weeks. As such, it also allows for an experience closest to that of the original dance-exhibition itself.