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Rosas "A Love Supreme" / "Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten"

  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Performance

Long-awaited Japan performances from Rosas, the leading light of Belgium’s contemporary dance world

Centering around Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Rosas is a Brussels-based dance company active on the international stage. This time around in Japan, the troupe will give consecutive performances of new works with choreography inspired by “A Love Supreme” by modern jazz giant John Coltrane, and “Bach6Cellosuiten, ” the holy grail of the cello repertoire. Audiences can look forward to finding out how Rosas takes on the challenge of a masterpiece of musical history which is at the same time imbued with a deep sense of religious tribute.

“A Love Supreme”

Thursday, May 9 19:30
Friday, May 10 19:30
Saturday, May 11 15:00
Sunday, May 12 15:00
Performances will last around 50 minutes (no intermission)

Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

John Coltrane “A Love Supreme”

Rosas (José Paulo dos Santos, Bilal El Had, Jason Respilieux, Thomas Vantuycom)

About John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”
Recorded in 1964 with a quartet featuring John Coltrane (tenor saxophone and vocals),McCoy Tyner(piano),Jimmy Garrison (double bass) and Elvin Jones (drums)and released in 1965,this album is considered the crowning achievement of modern jazz. Its four-part suite is also said to be influenced by the ethnic music of India and Africa.

“Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten”

Saturday, May 18 15:00
Sunday, May 19 15:00
Performances will last around 2 hours(no intermission)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

JS Bach “6 Cello Suites”

Jean-Guihen Queyras

Rosas (Boštjan Antončič, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Marie Goudot, Julien Monty, Michaël Pomero)

About JS Bach’s “6 Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012”
The six Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012, are suites for unaccompanied cello. Regarded as mere studies, the pieces were rediscovered by Catalan cellist Pablo Casals; since then they have been performed by numerous cellists who regard them as sacred. Incidentally, “In the Midst of Life Are We”are words penned by the spearhead of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, who believed that music was a gift from God. Luther’s philosophy is also regarded as the spiritual source of Bach’s musical creativity.


Reserved seats
seat S: 6,000 yen
Seat A: 5,000 yen
65 and Over: 5,500 yen
25 and Under: 3,000 yen
High school student and under: 1,000 yen

*Preschoolers not permitted.
*High school student, 25 and Under and 65 and Over tickets are only sold at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office.
*For guest with disabilities: Discount tickets available. Please contact Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office for more details.
*The program is subject to change.

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Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Assisted by
Embassy of Belgium in Japan
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Council