I discovered the Rite of Spring through Pina Bausch’s heart pounding spectacle. I was hypnotised by those dancers in the sand, and those rhythms seeping under my skin. I was left in awe and speechless. Since then, I’ve had years of dance-watching. And not much has been able to deliver quite the same power.
Since then, I’ve also discovered the Ballets Russes, and the role of Diaghilev as a creative producer in the context of the early 20th century, has been a very inspiring one for me: producers can initiate, bring together artists, shape a vision, and have great impact.
To mark the 100th anniversary of this heritage, of the untamable score, the outrageous costumes, the provocating artistic offerings, I’ve commissioned 3 artists to respond to it. On the exact day of the celebration, Chisenhale Dance Space will resonate with the notes of the Rite of Spring, but contemporary artists will bring it to another level and direction, shaking and twisting this heritage to say something about the now. the here. the us.
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