De Keersmaeker, Kylian, and European Dance (2000)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195151152
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850044 | DOI:
De Keersmaeker, Kylian, and European Dance (2000)

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This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about choreographies made to his music. He says that the most remarkable is Jiri Kylian's Falling Angels done to Drumming—Part One (1971). Reich was fortunately able to attend a performance of this work at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1994 when the Netherlands Dance Ensemble performed there. As a basic mark of his serious approach to the piece, Kylian had the music played live by four drummers (in a loge next to the stage in full view of the audience) under the direction of Michael de Roo, who was already familiar with his music.

Keywords: Falling Angels; choreography; Netherlands Dance Ensemble; Michael de Roo; Jiri Kylian

Chapter.  850 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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