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EXIT ABOVE - After the tempest, 25. - 27. August

EXIT ABOVE - After the tempest,
25. - 27. August

Back to the roots.

For EXIT ABOVE after the tempest Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker retraces her steps: to the roots of dance, the roots of Western pop music. The starting point for the performance is the song Walking Blues by legendary blues artist Robert Johnson; even though the journey leads back to Der Wanderer by Schubert, the best known singer-songwriter of the 19th Century. Meskerem Mees, a singer songwriter of today, will compose a series of variations and adaptations of 'walking songs,’ together with Jean-Marie Aerts, sound architect of the Belgian 80s rock formation TC Matic, and with dancer and guitarist Carlos Garbin.


  • Choreography

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

  • Created with and danced by

    Abigail Aleksander
    Jean Pierre Buré
    Lav Crnčević
    José Paulo dos Santos
    Rafa Galdino
    Carlos Garbin
    Nina Godderis
    Solal Mariotte
    Meskerem Mees
    Mariana Miranda
    Ariadna Navarrete Valverde
    Cintia Sebők
    Jacob Storer

  • Music

    Meskerem Mees
    Jean-Marie Aerts
    Carlos Garbin

  • Music performed by

    Meskerem Mees
    Carlos Garbin

  • Texts and lyrics

    Meskerem Mees
    Wannes Gyselinck

  • Dramaturgy

    Wannes Gyselinck

  • Scenography

    Michel François

  • Light design

    Max Adams

  • Costume design

    Aouatif Boulaich

  • Rehersal directors

    Cynthia Loemij
    Clinton Stringer

  • Production


  • Photo

    Anne Van Aerschot

Co-production: Concertgebouw Brugge (Bruges), De Munt / La Monnaie (Brussels), Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Le théâtre Garonne (Toulouse), GIE FONDOC OCCITANIE (Le Parvis Tarbes, Scène nationale ALBI Tarn, Le Cratère Alès, Scène nationale Grand Narbonne, Théâtre Garonne)

World Premiere May 31, 2023, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Brussels.

Presented by Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, De Munt/ La Monnaie, Kaaitheater and Kunstenfestivaldesarts
This production is realized with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, in collaboration with Casa Kafka Pictures – Belfius.

Rosas is supported by the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), and by the BNP Paribas Foundation.

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