rosas-finalCynthia Loemij, left, and Tale Dolven of Rosas in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s “Piano Phase.” Herman Sorgeloos photo copyright Herman Sorgeloos and courtesy Rosas and Theatre de la Ville.

Copyright 2007, 2016 Paul Ben-Itzak

Originally published May 3, 2007. Sponsored by Slippery Rock University Dance and Donna Scro Samori / Freespace Dance.

PARIS — There are certain dances that, simply put, justify Dance. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s 1982 “Fase,” an excerpt of which ATDK’s company Rosas performed in last night’s Theatre de la Ville – Sarah Bernhardt opening of an all Steve Reich program, is one of those landmark works.

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