• Dance


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Radouan Mriziga / Rosas, A7LA5


08.09 / Sunday, 17:00

09.09 / Monday, 18:00


08.09 / Sunday, 17:00

09.09 / Monday, 18:00


Aula Artis

Aula Artis


1 h 30 min.


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In Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Inventione (Polish: The dispute between harmony and imagination), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Radouan Mriziga, artists who return to the Malta Festival after many years, embark on a journey to explore Antonio’s “Four Seasons” Vivaldi. The starting point for this new choreographic work is the exquisite recording of Vivaldi’s compositions by the virtuoso violinist and long-time collaborator Rosas Amandine Beyer and her ensemble Gli Incogniti.

The Four Seasons is one of the most well-known, iconic and reproduced pieces of music; a veritable ‘hit’ of the classical repertoire. It is also a striking ode to nature. De Keersmaeker and Mriziga, who previously collaborated on 3ird5 @ W9rk (2020), share a keen interest in the observation of nature, geometry, and embodied abstraction. They also share a concern with our changing and increasingly troubling relationship to our natural environment. Contemplating the four seasons in nature by contemplating the nature of this musical composition not only inspires further explorations of patterns present in the natural world and celestial configurations as possible starting points for choreography, it also vividly brings to the surface the urgency of the impending climate crisis. Do we still have four seasons?

In addition, Vivaldi wrote this music three hundred years ago in the Mediterranean, a region at the intersection of different continents. The Four Seasons thus also invites reflection on the circulations of knowledge, power, and histories this region represents. In Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Inventione, multiple strands come together to create a unique choreographic language. The piece aims to return to the core, the structure of Vivaldi’s famous composition and the many associations and emotions it evokes, while offering a choreographic counterpoint to it. At the same time the dance underscores that there may be something contemplative to be found in The Four Seasons, in its familiarity, and in the familiarity of nature.


Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Radouan Mriziga / Rosas, A7LA5

Created with and Danced by: Boštjan Antončič, Nassim Baddag, Lav Crnčević, José Paulo dos Santos

Set and Light Design: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Radouan Mriziga
Costume Design: Aouatif Boulaich
Rehearsal Director: Eleni Ellada Damianou
Music: Antonio Vivaldi, Le quattro stagioni, Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti / Alpha Classics/Outhere Music 2015

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