Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Three dance pieces after Igor Stravinsky

Tuesday 5. Nov. // 7.30 – 10.30 p.m. / Festival opening (reception afterwards)
From 12 years

    “Le sacre du printemps” (“The Rite of Spring”) is the most important ballet of the 20th century. It was premiered exactly 100 years ago in Paris in 1913 and became a great scandal due to its unusual nature. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) created with its music – composed for the Compagnie Ballets Russes and choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky – a key work of the modern age.

    euro-scene Leipzig has put together three of the most innovative choreographies of the moment in very different styles for one evening:

    David Wampach focuses entirely on Stravinsky’s theme and rhythm in his disturbingly humorous duo “Sacre” (“Sacrifice”). Tero Saarinen, a major figure on the international dance scene, combines dance and multimedia art in his outstanding solo “Hunt” (“Jagd”), shown 171 times in 32 countries to date. And Georges Momboye, figurehead of African dance, and his 12 dancers spiritedly fuse Western modernism and African rites.

    1st choreography: David Wampach, Montpellier, France

    Sacre (Sacrifice)

    2nd choreography: Tero Saarinen, Helsinki, Finland


    3rd choreography: Georges Momboye, Paris, France

    Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)


    Premiere: 22.06.2011, Festival Montpellier Danse, Agora / Studio Bagouet
    Production: Association Achles, Montpellier
    Co-production: Festival Montpellier Danse / Centre national de la danse, Pantin /
    Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté, Belfort / Le Cratère, scène nationale d’Alès

    With the kind support of Institut français, Berlin and Leipzig &
    French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA, Paris.


    Premiere: 02.06.2002, La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale
    Production: Tero Saarinen Company in collaboration with La Biennale di Venezia
    and Automne en Normandie, Rouen

    Le sacre du printemps:

    Premiere: 09.03.2005, Biennale nationale de danse du Val-de Marne,
    Fontenay-sous-Bois, Salle Jacques Brel
    Production: Compagnie Georges Momboye / Biennale nationale de la danse du Val de Marne
    Co-production: Ville de Fontenay-sous-Bois / Théâtre Jean Vilar, Vitry-sur-Seine /
    Théâtre André Malraux, Rueil Malmaison / Théâtre l’Olympia, Arcachon

    With the kind support of the Rudolf Augstein Foundation, Hamburg

    On Nov. 06, 4:30 p.m., documentary film “1913 – Dance on the Volcano” by Dag Freyer.
    On Nov. 07, 4 p.m., film recording of choreographies by Vaslav Nijinsky, Sasha Waltz, Dietmar Seyffert and Pina Bausch



    Sound: Mikko Hynninen

    Cast: Tamar Shelef, David Wampach


    Dance solo

    Music: Igor Stravinsky

    Multimedia: Marita Liulia

    Lighting design: Mikki Kunttu

    Costumes: Erika Tutunen

    Dancer: Tero Saarinen

    Le sacre du printemps

    Dance piece

    Music: Igor Stravinsky

    Dancers: Stéphanie Florent, Lorna Goiame, Alicia Bigot, Fabrice Mahicka, Leïla Pasquier, Léopold Gnahore, Daudet Grazai, Raphael Kaney Duverger, Nestor Kouame, Jean Kouassi, Bilé N’Draman, Louis Pierre Yonsian

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