Rite Redux, a co-production of the Departments of Dance and Music at York University, takes inspiration from the iconic ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) originally choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, to the score by Igor Stravinsky. Created for the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company, the work celebrates its centenary this year.
The York Dance Ensemble, York's exuberant pre-professional dance repertory company, celebrates its 25th anniversary with Rite Redux, featuring world premiere choreography by Professor Holly Small, the artistic director of the ensemble, as well as Professor Carol Anderson, Professor Darcey Callison, and Professor Susan Cash.
The director of design is Professor William Mackwood, with musical accompaniment and performances by Professor Michael Coghlan, Kim Chow-Morris, John Kruspe, and Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico. Costumes are by Julia Tribe.
Rite Redux is also a highlight of Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning a special topics conference presented by the Society of Dance History Scholars in partnership with York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, taking place at York. The conference features papers, panels, workshops and performances dedicated to Sacreand its influence in the histories of dance, music and theatre.
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