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

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.

Filmed as the world descended into lockdown it captures the 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.

Available now on demand at the price of £5 or currency equivalent.

 

Proceeds will help support the artists, the future life of the production, and Sadler’s Wells. This film will be available for you to start your 48-hour viewing period until 12:00 pm BST on Friday 31 July 2020.

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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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Filmed before social distancing requirements were in place.

Barclays have supported us to expand Digital Stage during our 2020 closure period due to Covid-19.

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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