Experience the Mariinsky Ballet in Le Sacre du printemps
published in: Concert, Whitsun
|Le Sacre du printemps (Photo: N. Rezina)|
Le Sacre du printemps is featured in no less than two
productions at this year’s Whitsun Festival. On the one hand, it is the focus
of the exhibit re-rite – You are the
Orchestra; on the other, it is the highlight of the programme point
SpringSACRIFICE, featuring the Mariinsky Ballet. Experience Igor Stravinsky’s
impressive score and its archaic rhythms on two occasions at the Großes
Festspielhaus under the baton of Valery Gergiev.
the original freshness and beauty of the Ballets
Russes is breathtaking, especially as performed by the Mariinsky Ballet,
the epitome of classical ballet culture. In SpringSACRIFICE, you will witness
the original choreography for Le Sacre du
printemps by Vaslav Nijinsky in the sets and costumes by Nicholas Roerich,
dominated by Fauvist colour combinations – all of them painstakingly
reconstructed by ballet historians Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer.
Nijinsky’s dance idiom, which still feels highly contemporary today, leaves an
unforgettable impression. Other performers include the Chorus and Orchestra of
the Mariinsky Theatre.
abovementioned performances take place on May 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm and on May
19, 2013 at 3:00 pm.
For further information and tickets, please click here.