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Xavier Le Roy - Le Sacre du printemps

The eternal return of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, this time as a new production by Xavier Le Roy. (Repeat performance)



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world premiere (2018, 60’​)

concept Xavier Le Roy
performers Salka Ardal Rosengren, Eleanor Bauer, Scarlet Yu
music Igor Stravinskij
sound design Peter Boehm
recording Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
management and organisation Vincent Cavaroc, Fanny Herserant
production Le Kwatt (F) and illusion & macadam (F)
co-production La Biennale di Venezia
thanks to Centre National de la Danse - France 
Le Kwatt is supported by Ministère e la Culture et de la Communication - France as a Compagnie à Rayonnement National et International

Description

Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps – a seminal masterpiece that Vaslav Nijinsky sensationally choreographed in 1913 for Sergej Djagilev’s Ballet Russes – was daringly recreated as a solo by and with Xavier Le Roy, in 2007, causing a sensation for its original interpretation as “pretending” to conduct a large orchestra. The French performer-choreographer was acknowledged at the time as a leading figure in the invention of “post-dance”. At the Biennale Danza in 2017, Le Roy was unable to dance it again but presented his “signature piece” Self Unfinished performed by Joao Martins. That inspired occasion led to the project to present the Sacre again but in a new form, for three performers.

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CAMPIELLO TANA, 2169/F, 30122 
VENEZIA
TEL  +39 0415218711
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