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june, 2023

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02jun7:30 pmNW Dance Project presents Stravinsky2 World Premieres: The Rite of Spring + PetrushkaLive or Recorded:Live Event


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Experience two world premiere works that wildly reimagine classic Stravinsky ballets – The Rite of Spring from Resident Choreographer Ihsan Rustem (sponsored by Martin Christoph Müller), and Petrushka from Associate Choreographer Joseph Hernandez (sponsored by Ronni Lacroute).

About this new version of The Rite of Spring: The premiere of The Rite of Spring, over 100 years ago, which caused a public outcry and a riot, is arguably the most famous scandal in the history of the performing arts. The work is bold, powerful, challenging, polarising even. After Bolero and Carmen, Resident Choreographer Ihsan Rustem looks at Stravinsky’s most-known work through the lens of The Chosen One…a fiercely rebellious soul who wishes to shape the course of their own destiny. Expect the unexpected.

About this new version of Petrushka: Petrushka: A Contemporary Fantasia on Classical Themes is a dance piece choreographed by Joseph Hernandez with music (mostly) by Igor Stravinsky. This Petrushka takes aim at tradition from a place of criticism but also a place of love. The piece asks the questions, “What remains when we try to separate beloved art pieces from their problematic nature?” “Is this even possible?” Hernandez and his collaborators at NW Dance Project are devoted acolytes of beauty and connection, wherever they can find it. Through the course of this piece, they hope to uncover a realm of humanity and empathy, beneath layers of history, politics, and the machinations of power.
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