Music and dance have a close relationship, but they never usually mix. In ‘Vortex Temporum’, the two come into physical contact: they mingle intimately with one another on stage, in the form of seven dancers and six musicians. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a master of the European contemporary dance form, is making her mark at the ‘Tanz im August’ festival with the Berlin première of her choreographical masterpiece. Dancers from her own company ‘Rosas’ will perform alongside musicians from the contemporary music ensemble ‘Ictus’. Although they start out as separate entities, throughout the piece they become smoothly entwined, spiralling slowly into each other. The musicians’ movements become dance, the dancers’ rhythm becomes music.