Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Salva Sanchis : A Love Supreme


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A Love Supreme


NYC Premiere

A quartet created by Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, A Love Supreme is based on John Coltrane’s eponymous album. This collaboration, started in 2005, comprises a meeting between two choreographers who share the same fascination for an iconic piece of music. In A Love Supreme, Coltrane and his musicians deployed a deceptively simple musical structure to allow for a complete freedom of improvisation, continuously pushing the boundaries of every musical register. This freedom sees a literal translation into dance: for this performance, the choreographers accept the challenge of blending improvisation and composition into a seamless whole. For this new version, Sanchis and De Keersmaeker rewrote their 2005 piece to be danced by four young, male dancers. Offering an expressly energetic interpretation, they emphasize the long-lasting vitality of Coltrane’s tribute.

Join us at 7PM every night before the performance for a jazz tribute to A Love Supreme with saxophonist Tony Jarvis.

SEP 28 Stay Late Conversation moderated by André Lepecki, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
SEP 30, 2-3:30PM Shared Practice
SEP 30, 5PM Bill Chats The man and the music

The presentation of A Love Supreme is sponsored by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts

About the Artist:
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Salva Sanchis