Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre —— The Rite of Spring & Petrushka

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Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan honours two of Stravinsky's most famous ballets with a double bill.

Keegan-Dolan's Olivier-nominated version of The Rite of Spring premeiered at the London Coliseum in 2009 to great critical acclaim. Named as one of the few accounts that has truly realised Stravinsky's vision alongside those of Vaslav Nijinsky, Kenneth MacMillan, Pina Bausch and Léonide Massine, it has been described as "inspired" (The Times).

The evning is completed by Keegan-Dolan's new interpretation of Petrushka, composed by Stravinsky in 1911. Performed by the exquisite dancers of Fabulous Beast, both pieces together create an intoxicating double bill of dance theatre that honours the searing modernity of Stravinsky's music.


"As exhilarating as it is harrowing"”
THE TIMES (on The Rite of Spring) 
"Michael Keegan-Dolan's version of The Rite of Spring remains tremendous"
The Rite of Spring & Petrushka is a Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre production with Sadler's Wells in a co-production with Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Brisbane Festival, Galway Arts Festival and Melborne Festival.

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of Ireland's EU Presidency of Culture Programme 2013.

The Rite of Spring was developed as a co-production between English National Opera and Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.


The Rite of Spring & Petrushka