Igor Stravinsky’s »Le Sacre du Printemps« is considered one of the key works of modernism. Its title translates to »The Rite of Spring«. The strikingly archaic, tension-charged and angular composition is characterised by a strongly emphasised rhythm, precipitous drops and a layering of constantly repeating musical motives. Its many almost noise-like dissonances and expressionist sonic impressions have made the work one of the most famous pieces of music of the modern avant-garde.
On this evening the audience will experience an adaptation of Sasha Waltz' »Sacre« creatively dealing with the limiting conditions and circumstances of our current situation. The original choreography to the ballet »Le sacre du printemps« by Igor Stravinsky was created 2013 on the occasion of its 100th anniversary commissioned by the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. The current times lend new acuteness to this extraordinary piece of musical and dance history: The Covid 19 pandemic demands great sacrifices of every member of the society, the arts are highly affected by it. »Sacre« adresses important questions on how a society in times of crisis stands together and how it treats its individual members.
Orchester: La Monnaie Symphony Orchester
Production: Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie
Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Composition: Igor Strawinsky
Cast: Liza Alpizar Aguilar, Jiří Bartovanec, Davide Camplani, Maria Marta Colusi, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Luc Dunberry, Edivaldo Ernesto, Delphine Gaborit, Peggy Grelat, Hwanhee Hwang, Sergiu Matis, Michal Mualem, Virgis Puodziunas, Sasa Queliz, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Orlando Rodriguez, Mata Sakka, Judith Sánchez Ruíz, Yael Schnell, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Claudia de Serpa Soares, Xuan Shi, Joel Suárez Gómez, Niannian Zhou, László Sandig, Sophia Sandig, Antonios Vais
Original Title: Sacre
Original Language: No dialogue
Film Production Country: Belgium