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Fase is a film based on the first work made by De Keersmaeker in 1982: Fase, Four movements to the music of Steve Reich, the performance that launched Rosas on the international dance scene... See full summary »

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Thierry De Mey
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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Michèle-Anne De Mey Michèle-Anne De Mey
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Fase is a film based on the first work made by De Keersmaeker in 1982: Fase, Four movements to the music of Steve Reich, the performance that launched Rosas on the international dance scene. The film, like the choreography, is in four parts, each shot in different locations. Nearly twenty years on from the date of the original stage creation, film director Thierry De Mey succeeds in reiterating its powerful essence in a film whose distinctive aesthetic identity remains independent and unique unto itself. Written by Early Works - Films and documentaries

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Almost magnificent, but totally thoughtless.
1 December 2003 | by sophie_lem21See all my reviews

Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker is a well-known Belgian modern dance choreographer. Her work is inspiring, rhythmic, exciting, incredibly synchronized without being artificial and extremely intense. It is drama at its best. I love to see her dancers perform on stage, and when you see them, you realize the many cinematic possibilities this modern dance possesses. So, what about the movie, Fase, that brings several of those dance-sequences together? It missed a great possibility to be a big artistic challenging movie. It is not even an experiment, which I would prefer to a rigid, unoriginal and tedious attempt of filming the choreography without having a clue what you are doing. The director overlooked the possibilities of regrouping the several episodes and did not even use his creativity to tell us a story. It could have been great, but it isn't! And not even the photography, done by the Belgian DOP Walter Van Den Ende (No Man's Land - 2001), could have changed that. Next time, they should be more demanding before they start shooting.


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Belgium

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9 March 2002 (Belgium) See more »

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Avila, Sophimages See more »
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