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York Dance Ensemble presents Rite Redux at the AGO

Feb 23, 2014, 2pm-2:30pm

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, celebrated 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 as part of an informal lecture/demo by the choreographer, York dance Professor 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

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
Web Sitehttp://www.ago.net/rite-redux
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