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Who Is Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker? Get to Know the Work of the Acclaimed Belgian Choreographer Reimagining West Side Story For Broadway

October 1st, 2019 by

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Internationally acclaimed choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker makes a high-profile Broadway debut reimagining the choreography for latest Broadway revival of West Side Story. This is the sixth Broadway production of West Side Story but the first not to include the original Jerome Robbins and Peter Gennaro choreography. The Belgian-born dancer and choreographer is best known for her work in contemporary dance and ballet, and musical theatre fans are eager to see what she, director Ivo van Hove, and designer Jan Versweyveld have in store for the beloved musical.


Scroll on as we get to know Anne as an artist—to learn about her inspirations and see some of her most popular work.

5 Things to Know About Anne Teresa De Keersmaker


Anne Teresa on Why She Dances, How She Creates, and Her Breakthrough Work “Fase”


A Piece of “Fase”


Two Samples from Her Famed “Rosas danst Rosas”


A Glimpse at “Rain” by her Rosas Company


Her John Coltrane Work, “A Love Supreme”


A Short Film About Dance by the MOMA


Her Beyoncé Plagiarism/Homage Controversy


Anne Teresa Dancing to Bach in Berlin


See how Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagines West Side Story when performances begin on December 10 at the Broadway Theatre.