canadiary Winnipeg

Diary of Events and Happenings in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Rite

The Rite September 15 - September 18, 2010 Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers WCD , The Gas Station Theatre Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue Description The Rite takes for its inspiration the infamously riotous 1913 premiere of The Ballet Russe s The Rite of Spring. Composed by Igor Stravinsky and choreographed by Valslav Nijinski, the performance stunned audiences with its primitive movement, driving rhythms, dissonant crescendos, and swelling sensuality. The Rite of Spring foreshadowed the shock waves that would rock the Western World for the first half of the 20th century, and has come to symbolize the human capacity for horror and revolution. If change demands sacrifice, what are we prepared to lose for the sake of renewal? When should we hang on? When should we let go? The Rite funnels these forces to create a fluid and arresting world populated by 5 people caught between primal violence and peace ... illusion and reality ... freedom and imprisonment ... Phone Phone: 204.284.9477 Web http://www.gsac.ca Ticket Information $20 / $15 for matinee.Call 204.284.9477 or online www.gsac.ca Hours 8pm daily including 3pm matinee, Saturday Sept. 18/10. Accessibility Yes. Event Details. Location: Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers WCD , The Gas Station Theatre Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue
@t illusion and reality, ballet russe, shock waves