HCMC – Dance Performance of “Rite of Spring”

Posted on Thursday 13 Jun - 2013

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Thu 27 Jun 2013, 8 pm
Ben Thanh Theatre

From the organizer:

Come to a performance “The Rite of Spring” by the choreographer Jean-Claude Gallotta at Ben Thanh Theatre. The performance is a part of the 40 year celebration of diplomatic relation of France – Vietnam.

Each choreographer has a Sacre within him. Jean-Claude Gallotta’s comes from his childhood as a schoolboy when he hears Igor Stravinsky’s work for the first time. With thirteen dancers as carnal and explosive as the music, a whole scene devoted to the daring experimental composer, Jean-Claude Gallotta takes us to seraphic figures, sensual shadows, tormented bodies, forbidden awakenings, unexplained agitation, disturbing palpitations.

Le Sacre was preceded by two short works:
I – Tumulte, in which the choreographer invites you to take notice of the primitive silence of the dance that precedes the musical explosion.
II – Pour Igor, a solo performed by Cécile Renard in homage to the composer, who is heckled and addressed familiarly like a God being thanked endlessly for having “picked music’s nose” and, a century later, to have remained the “wild young man” of 1913.

The Grenoble National Choreographic Centre has worked constantly to extend the scope of dance through the creative and choreographic work that it has performed in France and worldwide for over 30 years. The NCC’s functions have broadened over time: hosting companies, cultural action, regular dance training courses, amateur workshops, work on images, and production of short video films.

Tickets

Entrance: 120,000 VND/100,000 VND/80,000 VND (50% discount for students)
Tickets on sale at the IDECAF. Tel : (08) 38 23 99 68.

The program is also performed at Youth Theatre in Hanoi on Sat 29 Jun.

Ben Thanh Theatre
6 Mac Dinh Chi, Dist.1, HCMC

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