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‘Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Rosas Then & Now’ at CAP UCLA / Image courtesy of CAP UCLA

From her first performed works in the 1980s, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s activity has been consistent, yet always unexpected. Today she is one of the most prominent artists in contemporary dance.

With Rosas: Then & Now, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA presents a four-night showcase of two early and career-defining works alongside two recent pieces by the acclaimed choreographer and her dance company, Rosas.

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets for all four nights! Email editor@culturespotla.com with “Rosas” in the subject line to be entered in a drawing.

Four shows:

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich

Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.

Royce Hall

In de Keersmaeker’s earliest, most-performed and strangely affecting work, dancers perform purely abstract movement executed with fascinatingly mechanical perfection as choreographed to four repetitive compositions by the famed American minimalist composer.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Rosas danst Rosas

Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.

Royce Hall

Four dancers in complete rapport are driven by familiar, repetitive, everyday movements that conceptually morph into a series of intimately recognizable and concrete emotional narratives.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Verklärte Nacht

Friday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.

Royce Hall

A shameless romantic love story, shaped by the pale light of a transfigured night comes to life in this duet based on Arnold Schoenberg’s music for strings and an eponymous poem by Richard Dehmel.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Vortex Temporum featuring Ictus

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.

Royce Hall

An intricate intertwining of sound and movement. Six dancers are linked to one of six musicians and color their dancing with vortexes and patterns of movement in relation to the instrument.

Additional events:

Rosas Remix – It’s Your Turn To Dance!

Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Royce Hall

We want to see you dance. Join in the Rosas Remix craze!

En Atendant & Cesena: A Choreographer’s Score

Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.

Glorya Kaufman Theater

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker joins us in conversation offering wide-ranging insights into choreography and the making of her two most recent large-scale works.

For more information and tickets, visit https://cap.ucla.edu/rosas/.