Rite of Spring

Dancers Angelina Sansone & Geoffrey Kropp. Photographer Steve Wilson.
Dancer: Angelina Sansone. Photography: Brett Pruitt & East Market Studio.

Choreography by Adam Hougland
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Scenic and Costume Design by Marion Williams
Lighting Design by Trad A Burns
after original design by Michael T. Ford
Staged by Helen Daigle
Additional Coaching by Wendy Whelan
Assistant to the Stager, Danielle Bausinger

In this version of Rite of Spring, the Company represents a group who has been completely drained of their life force and their connection to the natural world. The central character personifies everything that is alive and beautiful, yet ultimately fragile and temporary. She is like a beautiful flower that blossoms only for a moment and is then destroyed. But rather than being chosen or singled out, one gets the sense that what is happening to her has already happened to each individual in the group and that she is simply the next in line.

World Premiere: 2009, Louisville Ballet, with Wendy Whelan as The Chosen One

Kansas City Premiere: May 6, 2016, Kansas City Ballet, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri

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