York Dance Ensemble presents Rite Redux at the AGO
Feb 19, 2014, 7pm-7:30pm
2013 marked the centenary of the iconic ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky to music composed by Igor Stravinsky and performed by Sergei Diaghilev's legendary Ballets Russes in Paris.
The York Dance Ensemble, the repertory company of York University's Department of Dance, marked the anniversary with Rite Redux - an audacious, thoroughly contemporary and very Canadian re-imagining of Sacre, transposed into the wilds of northern Ontario and steeped in the imagery of Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven.
Image: YDE - Rite Redux. Photo: David Hou
The YDE performs excerpts from Rite Redux, choreographed by York dance Professor Holly Small, with projections created by Professor William Mackwood, as part of an informal lecture/demo by Holly Small about the work and its creative process.
The AGO presents Rite Redux in association with the exhibition The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection 1910-1918.
A modified version of the show will be reprised Sun. Feb. 23 at 2pm.
Admission to the performance is free with admission to the AGO.
For details, visit www.ago.net/rite-redux
|Location:||Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. West|
|Sponsor:||Department of Dance, Faculty of Fine Arts|