1. Basil Twist's - The Rite of Spring


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    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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    • Tribute to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring - Mint offering on train #ritenpr


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      This is a short film made in response to the NPR article celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. Here's a Q&A with Kush - one of the creators of the video: For behind the scenes see: http://bit.ly/12cQMVw Q: How did this project start? A: My good friend Robyn likes to forward me interesting articles about science and art quite frequently and one day she sent me the link to the NPR call for submissions. At first I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to do such a thing so she ended up teaming up with a different friend who wanted to interpret it through martial arts etc. That got me thinking, "why does it always have to be about a dance or mediums related to the past in general? Shouldn't we celebrate what it could be after 100 years?" After all NPR said it can be anything as long as we don't mess with the music. So I thought about making a short film. My first instinct was to bring really dramatic intensity to something ordinary and mundane like cooking breakfast in slow motion. I happened to get hold of a GoPro camera and was in the process of playing around with it's high frame rate shooting. Robyn had the idea about making it a first time meeting between a girl and a boy where the boy is hesitant to break the ice and approach her. But I wanted to maintain the dark, sinister nature of the piece by introducing a sense of danger and anticipation to something unexpected. Q: So you wanted to bring Stravinsky to the future? A: Yes, I know the usual plot is about a weak female victim brutally sacrificed by savage tribal characters. Come on, it's 2013 already so let's leave the stereotypes behind. Besides, other than the emphasis on mystery and power, I don't think Stravinsky himself had any plot in mind when he wrote the music. So I wanted to make it powerful, deep, and mysterious yet with a twist. Q: How well do you know Stravinsky's work or classical music in general? A: Very little. The first time I ever heard a Stravinsky piece was when I played a very short sound byte on the Encarta multimedia encyclopedia back in the mid 90's. I was totally blown away. At the time I was a teenager who had a crush on this Italian classmate. Q: Did she influence you to like Classical music? A: No, she was actually into heavy metal. So I started listening to the same to try to get her attention or show that we have something in common. That plan didn't really work but I did develop a genuine fondness for the depth and the power of music by bands like Metallica in their peak days. But then when I heard Stravinsky, all I could think was "Wow, this guy has been writing heavy metal music almost a century ago!" Because I thought it had the same heaviness and mad raw power even if it's played with completely different instruments. So while I had a pretty broad taste for music, I only scratched the surface getting to know classical masters. But regardless of that, Stravinsky and certain parts of Rite of Spring in particular certainly left an impression on me. Q: How many people were involved in this project? A: Just three people including me. Q: Are all three of you artists? A: Aren't we all? I think it was Picasso who said we are all born as artists but most people grow out of it. I think the common thing the three of us have is that childish curiosity and the need to play. Well, Robyn likes to learn playing musical instruments and sketching etc but professionally she's an engineer. Abbie is a bit of a graphic artist and animator but right now I think she's a professional car salesperson or something like that! As for me, well I'm a wannabe artist and musician who's official day job title is "scientist". As you can see, art happens in the modern age in a very different way compared to how it was 100 years ago. Being an artist is more accessible to more people than it has ever been. I of course believe that there's no such thing as good art and bad art. For me, what qualifies as "art" is something that can evoke an emotion or spark a thought. Work like Stravinsky's Rite of Spring are timeless in that sense because here I am 100 years later letting it trigger thoughts, emotions and trying to listen what it's communicating to me. So there's got to be something in it! Q: How did you go about making the actual video? A: The concept was developed over instant messaging and the next day after work we shot it in the train during a short 20min ride and back using a small GoPro camera so it didn't attract too much attention or become burden on other passengers. I spent a few after work nights editing it on my laptop with Premiere Pro then I did the special effects in After Effects and Photoshop. Q: Is there a deeper story behind the characters in this short? A: If enough people were interested... (Ref: http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2013/05/08/182348399/come-dance-the-rite-of-spring-with-us )

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      • Stravinsky's Rite of Spring #ritenpr


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        Youth Arts in Action is excited to be a part of National Public Radio's celebration of the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring ( Le Sacre du Printemps ). Dancer; Maria Sascha Khan (YAA mentor, Bayerisches Staatsballett) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maria-Sascha-Khan/238016752994482 Choreographer; Sebastian Goffin ( Bayerisches Staatsballett II) http://www.theballetbag.com/2013/04/26/sebastian-goffin-creates-in-munich/ Director; Simon Pfister (Munich Film Academy) http://www.stadi-online.ch/archiv/indexc66f.html?id=127&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[pS]=1330556400&tx_ttnews[pL]=2674799&tx_ttnews[arc]=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3776&tx_ttnews[backPid]=126&cHash=62e6f4580b First premiered in Paris, May 29, 1913, by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Rite of Spring caused such a furor and uproar that the audience actually rioted. Commissioned as a musical work for ballet by Serge Diaghilev, it was a monumental collaboration between the impresario Serge Diaghilev, the composer Igor Stravinsky, the choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, and the Russian painter Nicholas Roerich (sets and costumes). In Stravinsky's words it is "the soul of nature expressed by movement to music." www.youthartsinaction.org http://www.npr.org/programs/specials/milestones/991110.motm.riteofspring.html

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        • Excerpts from RITE OF SPRING - OFUV / Jordi Francés


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          Excerpts from RITE OF SPRING by Igor Stravinsky Orquestra Filharmònica de la Universitat de València Jordi Francés, conductor Video recorded during Conducting Masterclass with Maestro Yaron Traub. I apologize for not good camera Sound. www.jordifrances.com

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          • Red Rouge Blue Bleu


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            A trip up and down the Eiffel Tower, with commentary about places. Shot in 2011 with the N.C. State University Study Abroad program in Paris and Lille. Some parts in red/blue 3D. Orphism. Rite of Spring. In English and French without subtitles.

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            • Esa-Pekka Salonen - Le Sacre du Printemps (Deutsche)


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              Zum Anlass des Jubiläumsjahres 2013 für Strawinskys Le Sacre du Printemps, spricht der Chefdirigent des Philharmonia Orchesters Esa-Pekka Salonen über seine Beziehung mit diesem bahnbrechenden Werk, und dessen anhaltende Relevanz im Kontext des 21. Jahrhunderts. Um die Jahrhundertfeier zu kennzeichnen, wird Esa-Pekka Salonen das Werk in ganz Europa mit dem Philharmonia Orchestra aufführen. Die Tour findet ihren Höhepunkt mit einem Konzert im Pariser Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, dem Austragungsort der berüchtigt aufrührerischen Uraufführung des Werkes. HAMBURG 25 Mai 2013 http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/25may13 DRESDEN 26 Mai 2013 http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/26may13 WIEN 27 Mai 2013 http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/27may13 Le Sacre du Printemps mit Esa-Pekka Salonen wird auch in London, Madrid, Paris und Ljubljana aufgeführt. philharmonia.co.uk RE-RITE Installation: Tauche mit einem virtuellen Philharmonia Orchestra in Le Sacre du Printemps ein. SALZBURG: Rauchmüle, 5. Mai - 20. Mai 2013 salzburgerfestspiele.at HAMBURG: Elbphilharmonie, 8. Mai - 29. Mai 2013 elbphilharmonie.de

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              • Esa-Pekka Salonen on The Rite of Spring


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                With 2013 being the Centenary year for Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Esa-Pekka Salonen discusses his relationship with this seminal work, and its continuing relevance in a 21st century context. To mark the Centenary, Esa-Pekka Salonen is touring the work across Europe with the Philharmonia Orchestra, a tour culminating in a concert at Paris's Theatre des Champs-Elysées, the venue of the work's infamously riotous première. The London Centenary concert will take place on Thursday 30th May at 7.30pm, at the Royal Festival Hall. For more information, please visit http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/30may13 The Rite of Spring with Esa-Pekka Salonen is also touring Hamburg, Paris, Madrid, Dresden, Vienna, and Ljubljana.

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                • Rite of Spring


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                  Created for the Le Sacre Du Printemps Video Dance Collage Project, in celebration of the centenary anniversary of Stravinsky’s infamous score. Stravinsky has described The Rite of Spring as “a musical-choreographic work ... unified by a single idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of Spring”. Using this as starting point, we chose to portray the majesty and force of nature, in this case Table Mountain and the fierce wind Cape Town is famous for. The mountain in the background is also a reference to the backdrop used in the Joffrey Ballet’s 1987 recreation of the Rite of Spring. Stravinsky continues: “I had a fleeting vision ... I saw in my imagination a solemn pagan rite: sage elders, seated in a circle, watching a young girl dance herself to death.” The film echoes the ballet’s storyline of a single female emerging from a group of many, and employs circles as main focal point and theme, both in the location as well as the choreography. Directed and choreographed by Louise Coetzer Cinematography and edit by Oscar O’Ryan Dancer : Che Milani Music : Stravinsky Produced by Darkroom Contemporary (2013) Special thanks to Elad Kirshenbaum and Side Street Studios SCREENED AT: Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne, Body Cinema. Also featured on ARTE CREATIVE, the website of ARTE, France and Germany’s major Television network for cultural programming

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                  • RITES OF SPRING Presentation


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                    Demo for the global project celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Stravinsky Sacre du Printemps

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                    • NOWNESS // Sasha Cohen


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                      Directed by Jake Sumner Makeup by Tamah Styled by Emily Barnes

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