WRAPPING UP OUR 20TH YEAR WITH A TRIBUTE TO IGOR STRAVINSKY
Stravinsky goes contemporary!
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 from Rustem and the cast of nine dancers, including NW Dance Project alum Anthony Pucci.
About this new version of Petrushka: Petrushka: A Contemporary Fantasia on Classical Themes is a dance piece for eight dancers with music (mostly) by Igor Stravinsky. Incorporating self-aware spoken text and epic theatre’s (1920s Germany) concern with the retelling of a story over the story’s narrative itself, 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.
“Trigger Warnings”: This production involves spoken text, references to murder, (fake) blood, and one dancing bear.
Estimated run time: 110 minutes.
No vaccination requirements for attendees.
Masks are optional for all NW Dance Project performances.
ArtBar should open prior to the performance.
JUNE 2+3 / 2023 / 7:30 PM
1111 SW BROADWAY (AT MAIN ST.)
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