Salva Sanchis, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas: A Love Supreme


German premiere

Contemporary dance meets jazz! Europe‘s most important choreographer at the turn of the millennium, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and Salva Sanchis, catalan dancer and choreographer, draw inspiration from a key work in the history of jazz. “A Love Supreme”, saxophonist John Coltrane’s spiritual statement, made its creator world famous and became one of the essential jazz classics of the twentieth century.  In 2005, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, known for her work with strict, even mathematical structures, embraced improvisation with this piece, collaborating for the first time with a another choreographer, former Rosas dancer Salva Sanchis. At the time Keersmaeker referred to the intoxicating, jazzy style of the work as “a kind of condensed explosion”. Twelve years after its world premiere, a new, full-length version of this work has premiered in Brussels in February 2017, featuring four young, exciting dancers whose individual qualities represent the instruments of a jazz quartet. 

“No other member of the generation after Pina Bausch has revolutionised contemporary dance to the degree that she has.” – Die Welt on Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Choreography: Salva Sanchis, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Dates and Prices

VVK: Kat. 1: 39,- / erm.: 31,- / U-18J.: 31,-
Kat. 2: 29,- / erm.: 23,- / U-18J.: 15,-
Kat. 3: 19,- / erm.: 15,- / U-18J.: 15,-
incl. Geb.


Choreography: Salva Sanchis, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Music: John Coltrane (A Love Supreme)
Danced by: José Paulo dos Santos, Bilal El Had, Jason Respilieux, Thomas Vantuycom
Original version created in 2005 with: Cynthia Loemij, Moya Michael, Salva Sanchis, Igor Shyshko
Recording: tenor saxophone, vocals: John Coltrane, piano: McCoy Tyner, bass: Jimmy Garrison, drums: Elvin Jones
Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance & Psalm: © Coltrane, J., © Jowcol Music, Inc. (Universal Music Publ. N.V.)
Lighting design: Jan Versweyveld
Recast lighting design: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Luc Schaltin
Costumes: Anne-Catherine Kunz
Rehearsal Director: Bryana Fritz
Artistic Planning & Coordination: Anne Van Aerschot
Technical Director: Joris Erven
Costumes Director: Heide Vanderieck
Technician: Joris De Bolle
Coproduction: Rosas, De Munt/La Monnaie (Brussels)
World premiere: February 23, 2017, Brussels
Duration: 55 minutes no interval
Photo: Anne van Aerschot

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