Sasha Waltz & Guests — Sacre

11 - 13 Nov 2015

Archived Show
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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


As part of the centenary celebrations of Stravinsky's masterpiece, The Rite of Spring, Sasha Waltz premiered her own tribute to the ballet that caused such scandal in 1913 Paris.

Waltz’s reimagining draws on the same savage forces that inspired the Russian composer 100 years ago. In Waltz’s tension-charged Sacre, dancers throw themselves into the complex, angular rhythms of the frenetic musical composition with intense, grounded movement. Dissonant chords jar, and irregular accents provoke agitated jerking motions to create a vivid and harrowing dance piece.

Performed by 28 dancers, this triple bill is completed by Waltz’s interpretation of Scène d’Amour (from Roméo et Juliette) with music by Berlioz, and Debussy’s L’Après-midi d’un faune.

Based in Berlin, Sasha Waltz & Guests have collaborated with more than 300 artists from 25 countries on a diverse range of creative projects, including the 20 productions currently within the company’s repertoire.

The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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