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MITTEN WIR IM LEBEN SIND/BACH6CELLOSUITEN

Author: Accentus Music

Ready for distribution: Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten – with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, choreography/dance and Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello.

  • Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten © Accentus Music

  • Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker © Accentus Music

  • Jean-Guihen Queyras | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    Jean-Guihen Queyras © Accentus Music

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are considered a milestone in the history of Western music. The title, Mitten Wir Im Leben Sind/Bach6Cellosuiten, (In the Midst of Life/Bach’s Cello Suites), comes from the opening words of a Martin Luther chorale: “In the midst of life, we are in death.”

Placing the acclaimed cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras at the center of the piece, contemporary dance luminary Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker builds on her choreographic language, developed in tune with Bach’s musical one, to capture an affinity between the music and five dancers, of which De Keersmaeker herself is one. In a feat of physical endurance, the suites are played in their entirety, making this a rare chance to hear all six together.

Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten, directed for TV by Corentin Leconte, has been filmed in July this year in a large movie studio in Brussels.

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Violincello
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Choreography

Dancers:
Boštjan Antončič
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Marie Goudot
Julien Monty
Michaël Pomero

Recorded at Lites Film Studios, Brussels

A production of Accentus Music
In coproduction with mit NHK, SWR , Harmonia Mundi, Rosas

Production Company Accentus Music
Co-Production Company NHK, SWR , Harmonia Mundi, Rosas
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Soloist Jean-Guihen Queyras

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