News: As you dance it: Brian Eno and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker do Shakespeare

Monday 7 March 2016 by Denise Drake

Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Brian Eno 
Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

In Golden Hours, based upon Shakespeare’s As You Like It, tracks from Brian Eno’s Another Green World and choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, the playwright’s lines are danced rather than spoken. The duo talk about stretching time, the power of pop songs and searching for answers in the studio.

“The dancers might hum or sing snatches of Eno’s songs as they perform, but they do not speak a single line of Shakespeare – the meaning comes primarily from their movements, although certain speeches from the play are projected against a screen in the production. Nevertheless, the dancers have learned the words of the speeches they are dancing.”

Read the full article in the Guardian 3 January 2016.

Golden Hours (As You Like It) is at Sadler’s Wells 8 and 9 March 2016.

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