“The Rite” is Dustin Klein’s fresh interpretation of the tale of pagan ritual and sacrifice that inspired Nijinsky, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes to create “Le Sacre du Printemps”, a production that was both influential and controversial in its time.
In homage to the avant-garde approach embraced by Ballet Russes, newly-commissioned music, distinctive costume design and innovative dance forms are fused with traditional folk lore and familiar musical themes, in a piece that is equally novel and daring in the modern day.
Set and costume design for ‘The Rite’ ORIGEN FESTIVAL CULTURAL, Riom, Switzerland
Choreography – DUSTIN KLEIN
Set and costume design – Louise Flanagan
Music – SIMON KARLSTETTER
Lighting design – Marc Laperrouze
Dancers – Elisa Mestres, Margarida Neto, Matteo Dilaghi, Nikita Korotkov, Ilia Sarkisov, Nicola Strada
Premiere – 27th July 2018 Reithalle, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Photos - Mathias Kunfermann