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The Rite of Spring / Body Remix


Dance. Rebel Marie Chouinard pays tribute to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring together with the Göteborg Opera Orchestra. The evening begins with another of the choreographer’s virtuoso and anarchic master pieces.

"This is the best modern dance company in Sweden right now" Svenska Dagbladet
"The Göteborg Opera dancers do it again - reaffirming their quality..." Göteborgs-Posten
"I have seldom felt so charged with movement and pure physicality after a dance performance" Dagens Nyheter
"Igor Stravinsky's music is fundamental, resounding passionately from the orchestra pit..." Göteborgs-Posten

Watch a film clip from The Rite of Spring

Watch a video clip from bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS act 1

Watch a video clip with 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. The Rite of Spring and bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS are her best known works.

Marie Chouinard
Marie ChouinardLaurence Labat

In the renowned bODY_rEMIX/gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS act 1 she gives the dancers pointe shoes and crutches, aids which both fetter and free them. The beauty of dance meets its discipline and its demand for submission

In spring 2013 it will be 100 years since Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring had its world premiere in Paris and created a scandal. Chouinard's avant-garde choreography for this ground-breaking music is regarded as being her masterpiece. In her hymn to life, the dancers are transformed into animals in a symbiotic relationship with Stravinsky's music. The Göteborg Opera Orchestra takes on this work with all its might under the leadership of Henrik Schaefer.

To Marie Chouinard the dancer's body is just as much a part of the movement as the movement itself; the skin, the spine, the sweat – everything is part of the artwork. "Covering the body is like putting a screen in front of a painting", she says.

We recommend that vistors to this performance are of 14 years of age or more.

Watch photos from Våroffer/Body Remix


  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2012/2013
  • premiere: 2 Mar 2013
  • Last show: 14 Apr 2013
  • Location:

    Main Stage

  • Length: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including 1 interval.


Choreography, Set design and light design   Marie Chouinard
Costume design   Liz Vandal
Music   Louis Dufort
Make up   Jacques Lee-Pelletier
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani


Choreography, Set design and light design   Marie Chouinard
Conductor   Henrik Schaefer
Costume design   Liz Vandal
Music   Igor Stravinskij
Props   Zaven Paré
Make up   Jacques-Lee Pelletier
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra


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