9-13 July 2019
Europe/Brussels timezone

Social Activities

 Tuesday 9 July at 5:00 p.m.

  • Foretaste of the dance performance: Panel discussion on 'Gravity in Dance’. Panel members: Robbert Dijkgraaf (Moderator), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Thomas Hertog, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Noé Soulier. 
    No registration is required.
    Where: Flagey Studio 4 (Conference room)

► Tuesday 9 July at 6:30 p.m.

  • Reception and poster session.
    No registration is required.
    Where: Flagey Ground Floor

► Wednesday 10 July at 8:30 p.m

  • Dance performance 'Mitten wir im Leben sind choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. (***We have reached full capacity, if you register for this event, you will be placed be on a waiting list). If you have registered for this event you will find an entrance ticket inside your name badge holder.
    No entrance without tickets.
    Where: Kaaitheater, 20 Square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels.

 Friday 12 July at 7:30 p.m

  • Conference Banquet. For those who wish to attend, there is a 60 Euro banquet fee to be paid when registering. (Seating is limited and registration will be closed when capacity is reached). If you have registered for this event you will find an entrance ticket inside your name badge holder.
    No entrance without tickets.
    Where: Plaza Hotel, 118-126 Boulevard Adolphe Max, 1000 Brussels. 

► Saturday 13 July at 8:30 p.m.

  • ‘Science and Cocktails’ public lecture with Robbert Dijkgraaf as speaker and the World Premiere of a Strings-inspired classical-modern piece. *Please note that you will have to register separately for this event.
    For more information and registration please visit:
  • Where: Flagey Studio 4 (Conference room)

► Thursday 11 July

  • Group photo
    Where: Flagey Studio 4 (Conference room)


The dance performance "Mitten wir im Leben sind" is choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

In 1980, after studying dance at Mudra School in Brussels and Tisch School of the Arts in New York, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (b. 1960) created Asch, her first choreographic work. Two years later came the premiere of Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich. De Keersmaeker established the dance company Rosas in Brussels in 1983, while creating the work Rosas danst Rosas. Since these breakthrough pieces, her choreography has been grounded in a rigorous and prolific exploration of the relationship between dance and music. She has created with Rosas a wide-ranging body of work engaging the musical structures and scores of several periods, from early music to contemporary and popular idioms. Her choreographic practice also draws formal principles from geometry, numerical patterns, the natural world, and social structures to offer a unique perspective on the body’s articulation in space and time. In 1995 De Keersmaeker established the school P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels in association with De Munt/La Monnaie.

Photo by Anne Van Aerschot
Mitten wir im Leben sind
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are considered a milestone in the history of Western music. The intellectual and architectural elements continue to evoke contemporary appeal, with their rhythmic vitality and melodic intricacy. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s affinity with Bach was already apparent in several previous creations, and she continues to pursue a choreographic écriture that captures the essence of Bach’s musical language. In this production, Bach’s score, performed in its totality by the world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, is faceted, challenged, and performed through a choreography for three male and two female dancers, De Keersmaeker herself one of them. Both the individual character of the six suites and their mutual interconnections emerge from this riveting symbiosis of music and dance.
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