Dancing at Dusk — A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring

1 - 31 July 2020

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Sadler’s Wells, Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables present

Dancing at Dusk — A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring

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In this stunning film, Pina Bausch’s iconic choreography The Rite of Spring is danced in an extraordinary setting, on the beach in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal.

This year, Pina Bausch’s 1975 seminal work, The Rite of Spring, was due to tour the world. However, just days before the premiere, performances were cancelled as governments around the world banned public gatherings and began shutting their borders due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Before disbanding and going into lockdown, the company seized the moment by performing a last rehearsal on a beach near their base at École des Sables in Senegal.

Dancing at Dusk captures this last rehearsal of a specially assembled company of 38 dancers from 14 African countries, and documents a unique moment in their preparations for an international tour. A rare opportunity to watch one of the world’s greatest dance works.

The free viewing period for Barclays Dance Pass members has now expired. The film can now be rented for £5 or currency equivalent.

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Proceeds will help support the artists, the future life of the production, and Sadler’s Wells. This film will be available until 12:00 pm BST on Friday 31 July 2020.

 

Bonus Features

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Cast and Creative credits

Read the programme note: When the world stopped, the dance continued

Captured before coronavirus lockdowns halted the project, in this short film dancers and the creative team discuss rehearsing this iconic work:

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Dancing at Dusk—A moment with Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring has been supported by Torunn & David Banks and Jules & Cheryl Burns.

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