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Dance Inspired by ‘A Love Supreme’ to Open New York Live Arts Season


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s “Vortex Temproum,” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016. She will present another work, “A Love Supreme,” at New York Live Arts this fall.

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, the cerebral Belgian choreographer, will return to New York this fall to open the coming season at New York Live Arts, the performing arts center in Chelsea announced on Friday.

The season’s programming will be framed around a theme, “Creating in Confusing Time,” and is organized by the choreographer Bill T. Jones, the artistic director, and Janet Wong, the associate director.

“We create a platform, one founded in empathy, with the goal of providing opportunities for artistic expression and a safe place for the exchange of ideas,” Mr. Jones said in a statement. “We hope that by encouraging lively and sometimes difficult conversations and by supporting artists and their varied perspectives and practice, a nuanced and multidimensional view of our world will emerge.”

Ms. De Keersmaeker’s work, “A Love Supreme” (Sept. 27-30), is set to and inspired by John Coltrane’s jazz masterpiece. (Her musical choices in recent New York appearances have been diverse: Coltrane was preceded by the spectralist Gérard Grisey and Bach.) The dance, for four performers, is a search for happiness that explores “mysticism and sensuality, as well as meditation and improvisation,” according to Live Arts.

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