Elena's Aria

November 3 – 8, 1987

Country of Origin Belgium
Description A breakthrough in the early career of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Elena’s Aria traded the mathematically structured movement of Fase and Rosas Danst Rosas for a series of movements based on everyday gestures carried out by five female dancers. Largely performed without music—apart from a few classic Romantic arias—the New York Times wrote that the performance was “amazingly effective in its embodiment of emotional malaise, especially the kind that women write about in confessional poetry.” 
Identifier 1987f.00420
Season Fall 1987
VenueCarey Playhouse (Music Hall, BAM Rose Cinema)
costume designerRosas, Annette De Wilde