Set and costume design for ‘The Rite’ ORIGEN FESTIVAL CULTURAL, Riom, Switzerland

“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.

Choreography – DUSTIN KLEIN

Set and costume design – Louise Flanagan


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