Basil Twist's

THE RITE OF SPRING

Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as part of it's "Rite of Spring at 100" celebration.

"Breathtaking"
"A brave new world of unforgettable effects"
The Wall Street Journal

accompanied by The Orchestra of St. Lukes

A full length orchestral program commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the premiere of the Ballet Russes "The Rite of Spring". A further exploration of abstract puppetry and music that Twist began exploring with his "Symphonie Fantastique" in 1998. Accompanied by Orchestra of St. Luke's in Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC, Twist staged this world-premiere work, transforming traditional puppetry into kinetic fabric and smoke sculptures into what he calls “a ballet without dancers.”

Also staged are Basil's new versions of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Fireworks.

Performed by:
Eric Avery, Kate Brehm, Chris DeVille, Matthew Leabo, Brendan McMahon, David Ojala, Marc Petrosino, Jessica Scott, Lake Simons, Julia Smith, Amanda Villalobos, Christopher Williams, Dancer.
Dede Corvinus, Ben Elling, Lily Escobar, Quuhong Gu (Chu), Rob Hamilton, Sarah Howe, Liam O'Neill, Tori Ralston, Ashley Winkfield

Directed and designed by Basil Twist
Music by Igor Stravinsky

Greg Meeh, special effects designer — Ayumu Poe Saegusa, lighting designer — Daniel Brodie, projection designer — Lynne Buckson, costume designer — David Ojala, technical director — Kimberley Prescott, production stage manager — Trey Gilmore, assistant projection designer — Kate Brehm, associate technical director— Carmen Torres, assistant stage manager — Eric Avery, assistant director

Barbara Busackino, producer

This work has been commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as part of it's "Rite of Spring at 100" celebration. This work was made possible in part by public funding from The National Endowment for the Arts- Art Works and private funding from The Jim Henson Foundation, Jane Henson, The University of Maryland and The Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards Program along with the generous donations of the following individual Angels: Priscilla and Dan Wieden, The Fetzer Institute, David Marshall, Becky Robbins and Holly and John Madigan.

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