“The Rite of Spring” with The Agnieszka Laska Dancers – 100th Anniversary of the dance at Lincoln City Community Center
LCCC HAS THE ‘RITE’ STUFF TO HOST 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF STRAVINSKY MASTERWORK
May 29, 2013, marked the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of “The Rite of Spring,” featuring a revolutionary musical score by Igor Stravinsky and equally innovative choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky. It was written for the 1913 Paris season of the Ballets Russe, and when it was first performed at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, it nearly caused a riot. In the 100 years since its creation, “The Rite of Spring” has gone from avant garde to widely accepted to cherished, and it’s widely considered to be one of the most influential works of the 20th century.
To celebrate the centenary, choreographer Agnieszka Laska is touring a new, staged dance interpretation of “The Rite of Spring.” It premiered at Portland State University in June, and then travelled to Astoria in July, with both events playing to sold-out audiences. On Sept. 14, the Agnieska Laska Dancers will bring this exciting modern dance program to Lincoln City. The performance, which will feature at six dancers performing to recorded music, begins at 7 pm on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101.
Tickets to the Lincoln City Cultural Center performance are $12 in advance, $14 at the door, and free for children 12 and younger. To learn more, or purchase using a Visa or MasterCard, call 541-994-9994.
After Lincoln City, ALD is off to Chicago to perform the new work on stage with the Chicago Philharmonic. Then back to Oregon with more celebrations lining up in Corvallis, Klamath Falls and other performances in the works.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll see if you attend!