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, we present a four-night showcase of two early and career-defining works alongside two recent pieces.

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Past Performances

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas
Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich

Tues, Nov 10 at 8pm
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

Thurs, Nov 12 at 8pm
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

Fri, Nov 13 at 8pm
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

Sat, Nov 14 at 8pm
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.

Art in Action

Rosas Remix - It's Your Turn To Dance!

Thu, Nov 12 at 6:30PM
Royce Hall
We want to see you dance. Join in the Rosas Remix craze!

​En Atendant & Cesena: A Choreographer’s Score

Sat, Nov 14 at 5PM
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.
A Note on Seating: Due to the intimate nature of the stage configuration, the first three Rosas performances (Tues Nov 10, Thu Nov 12 and Fri Nov 13), will utilize a checkerboard-pattern seating configuration in the orchestra. This will allow for extra space around each individual viewer, which maximizes the sightline of the stage for each person in the audience. When searching for tickets using the instructive seat map on, you will see only every other seat available for purchase. This creates a unique performance-viewing experience we think you will enjoy. Balcony seating, which naturally offers an expansive view of the entire stage, is unaffected.
Our presentation of Rosas: Then & Now is supported in part by the Royce Center Circle Endowment, the National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant Endowment and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support is provided by AVK Arts Antonia & Vladimer Kulaev Heritage Fund.