Rosas A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme
“Absolute magic....she manages to combine the genius of Coltrane...with the genius of these dancing bodies, including their improvisations in response. The music becomes flesh. Coltrane’s prayer becomes humanity.”—La Libre Belgique
Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas—one of today’s leading European companies—return with this incandescent evening of dance set to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane’s iconic ode to divine love.
Featuring Coltrane, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones, A Love Supreme (1965) is one of jazz’s most enduring masterpieces. The work is legendary for many reasons—its balanced interplay between raw improvisation and meticulous form, its questing sense of spirituality—but the song-suite ultimately succeeds through these four musicians and their powerful blending of styles.
Now their soulful reach for transcendence is translated into dance by De Keersmaeker in collaboration with Catalan dancer and choreographer Salva Sanchis, who bring together their own improvised and composed materials. Each of Rosas’s four male dancers focus on the specific style of one of the musicians, reflecting his dynamics in earthy, voluptuous movement. The result: an uplifting, ecstatic highlight of our dance season you won’t want to miss.
$26.50 general public
(each ticket includes $1.50 CAPA preservation fee)
OFFSITE EVENT TICKETING
Wexner Center member tickets for events at Davidson Theatre and Lincoln Theatre are available online through Ticketmaster.com (watch your email for a member price purchase code), in person at the CAPA Ticket Office (39 East State Street | (614) 469-0939), or at the venue on the night of the show with member ID or code.
General public tickets for offsite events are available online through Ticketmaster.com, in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the CAPA Ticket Office, and at the venue on the night of the show.
Student tickets are available with a valid student ID at Ticketmaster outlets, at the CAPA Ticket Office, or at the venue on the night of the show.
ROSAS: SPECIAL OFFER FOR MEMBERS
Wexner Center members at the Patron ($250) level or above are eligible for two free tickets to Rosas while supplies last. To reserve your tickets, call (614) 292-2355 by Sunday, October 1. Please have your member card or number handy. Not a member? Join now.
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