Minister-president Bourgeois attended the world première of "Six Brandenburg Concertos" by Rosas in the Volksbühne in Berlin on 12 September. This unique project by choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker received Flemish support.
The Brandenburg Concerts by Johann Sebastian Bach consist of six concerti grossi, in which Bach uses the instruments from the baroque orchestra in different, often daring constellations. De Keersmaeker created a choreography performed by sixteen dancers from various Rosas generations. The concerti will be performed live by the Ghent baroque ensemble B'Rock, conducted by violinist Amandine Beyer. This production is the largest that Rosas has ever realized and will travel to almost all major European venues. Rosas received an additional subsidy of 70,000 euros from the Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs for this tour.
After the performance, Minister-president Bourgeois congratulated Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: "A beautiful world première here in the Volksbühne in Berlin. Rosas was dazzling, playful, powerful, subdued, one with the Brandenburger Concerts. "
During his visit to Berlin, Minister-president Bourgeois met with the Minister of State of the Federal Foreign Office Amt, Michael Roth, to discuss Brexit and the multi-annual financial framework of the EU. He also had a meeting with Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt on the economic challenges both regions face as a result of the changing trade policy of the US. The historical ties with Flanders were also discussed. In the 12th century, many Flemish families settled in the Fläming, a region in Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg. Certain names of villages still refer to the Flemish presence , like Brück and Lichterfelde. The Fläming-Flandern association, also supported by the government of Flanders, celebrated its 15th anniversary last year.
General Representation of th Government of Flanders in Germany
Rosas - B'Rock