Published 21 February 2013

The Rite of Spring/Body Remix

The rebellious, award-winning and internationally popular choreographer Marie Chouinard is an icon of contemporary dance. GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is now performing two of her most famous pieces - The Rite of Spring and bODY_rEMIX /gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS.

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

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

The Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard is an amazing multi-artist who is fascinated by the body's poetry. With her own company COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD she has had more than one thousand performances on all the major stages in the world and has participated in the most prestigious international festivals. All her visually captivating works reflect her main theme: that dance should be regarded as a noble art form and an advanced expression - every new piece must create and explore a whole new universe.

For further information or review tickets please contact Jenny Jernberg or +46(0)31-10 80 35 / +46 (0)768-01 80 35.

The performance will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission.

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