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dancing at dusk

 

A moment with Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring

 
OCT 21-28
In spring 2020, Pina Bausch's 1975 seminal work, The Rite of Spring, was due to tour the world. Performed by a specially assembled company of 38 dancers from 14 African countries, this international co-production between Sadler’s Wells (UK), Pina Bausch Foundation (Germany), and École des Sables (Senegal), should have opened in March 2020 in Dakar as part of a double bill with a new work created and performed by Malou Airaudo and Germaine Acogny, common ground[s]. 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. Filmmaker Florian Heinzen-Ziob and his crew were able to capture this unique moment in a stunning film. 

The show is preceded by a historical overview of The Rite of Spring hosted by dance specialist Valérie Lessard and featuring guest artists. It will also be followed by an interview with Germaine Acogny, artistic director of École des Sables, and Jorge Puerta Armenta, former member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and a re-stager of The Rite of Spring at École des Sables.

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

Info

  • FILM PERMIERE
  • TICKETS AVAILABLE OCT 5
  • AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING IN CANADA ONLY

By buying a ticket you obtain a single link giving access to streaming for 1 device, valid between October 21 and 28, 2020, at the time of your choice. Tickets are sold via thepointofsale.com.
Detailed Program

PRE-SHOW DOCUMENTARY CLIP
Les multiples visages du Sacre du printemps (The Many Faces of the Rite of Spring). With Valérie Lessard, professor of dance history, and guest artists (10 minutes).

Pause (1 minute)

FILMS Dancing at Dusk – A Moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring (40 minutes)
Pina Bausch The Rite of Spring - Rehearsals at École des Sables (7 minutes)

Pause (1 minute)

POST-SHOW INTERVIEWS
Valérie Lessard talks with Germaine Acogny, artistic director of École des Sables, and Jorge Puerta Armenta, former member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and a re-stager of The Rite of Spring at Ecole des Sables. (12 minutes)
TORONTO PRESENTATION CO-PRESENTED WITH HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
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THIS PROJECT IS AN INITIATIVE OF DANSE DANSE (MONTREAL) IN COLLABORATION WITH CANADIAN STAGE (TORONTO), DANCEHOUSE (VANCOUVER), HARBOURFRONT CENTRE (TORONTO), NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE (OTTAWA), AND SPRINGBOARD (CALGARY).
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The Rite of Spring

 
CHOREOGRAPHY
Pina Bausch
 
MUSIC
Igor Stravinsky
 
SET & COSTUME DESIGN
Rolf Borzik
 
COLLABORATION
Hans Pop

World Premiere 3 December 1975, Opera House Wuppertal, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring is produced by Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables and Sadler’s Wells.

Filmed before social distancing requirements were in place.


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The double-bill Rite of Spring / common ground[s] will tour internationally in 2021.

The Rite of Spring / common ground[s] is a Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables & Sadler’s Wells production, co­produced with Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; Festspielhaus, St Pölten and kindly supported by the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the International Co-production Fund of the Goethe-Institut.
 

2020 Restaging


Artistic Directors: Josephine Ann Endicott, Jorge Puerta Armenta Rehearsal Directors: Clémentine Deluy, Çağdaş Ermiş, Ditta Miranda Jasjfi, Barbara Kaufmann, Julie Shanahan, Kenji Takagi
DANCERS
Rodolphe Allui, Sahadatou Ami Touré, Anique Ayiboe, D'Aquin Evrard Élisée Bekoin, Gloria Ugwarelojo Biachi, Luciene Cabral, Khadija Cisse, Sonia Zandile Constable, Rokhaya Coulibaly, Astou Diop, Serge Arthur Dodo, Estelle Foli, Aoufice Junior Gouri, Zadi Landry Kipre, Bazoumana Kouyaté, Babacar Mané, Vasco Pedro Mirine, Stéphanie Mwamba, Florent Nikiéma, Shelly Ohene-Nyako,Brian Otieno Oloo, Harivola Rakotondrasoa, Oliva Randrianasolo (Nanie), As anda Ruda III, Tom Jules Samie, Amy Collé Seck, Pacôme Landry Seka, Gueassa Eva Sibi, Carmelita Siwa, Armel Gnago Sosso-­Ny, Amadou Lamine Sow, Aziz Zoundi
 
FURTHER COMPANY DANCERS
Korotimi Barro, Inas Dasylva, Franne Christie Dossou, Profit Lucky, Vuyo Mahashe, Didja Kady Tiemanta
 

Film Production

 
DIRECTOR & EDITOR
Florian Heinzen-­Ziob
 
CINEMATOGRAPHER & COLOUR CORRECTION
Enno Endlicher
 
SOUND RECORDING & SOUND DESIGN
Armin Badde
 
PRODUCTION
Polyphem Filmproduktion