The Rite of Spring
Dance piece by Marie Chouinard
Rebel Marie Chouinard is an icon within modern choreography. An astounding multi-faceted artist who is fascinated by the poetics of the body.
As a choreographer she has won numerous awards and is in demand internationally. Chouinard's avant-garde choreography for Stravinsky’s ground-breaking music is regarded as being her masterpiece. The choreography is constructed around solos – organic, vigourous and vivid.
"There is no story in my Rite", she explains, "no development, no cause and effect. Only synchronicity. It is as if I were dealing with the very moment after the instant life first appeared. The performance is the unfolding of that moment. I have the feeling that before that moment there was an extraordinary burst of light, a flash of lightning."
Image gallery from 'The Rite of Spring'
Choreography, Set Design, Lighting Design – Marie Chouinard
Costume Design – Liz Vandal
Music – Igor Stravinskij
Length – 35 minutes
Dancers – 20
Please note that this image set contains photos from two different pieces, including bODY_rEMIX. Please double check image details before publication.