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The most pioneering work in a century, The Rite of Spring can also be regarded as the most well-known and influential production throughout the history of dance. Its innovative approach has inspired the creativity of many dance artists who have reinvented it into various versions based on the unique music language of the composer, Stravinsky, preserving the appeal of the time-honoured masterpiece with their ingenuity.

In 2016, dance artist Yang Liping, who is famed for her peacock dance, was invited to revive The Rite of Spring. After three years of perfecting the process with multiple artists, including Tim Yip and He Xuntian, Yang has successfully injected new vitality into this century-old masterpiece. Her version of The Rite of Spring reverses the original narrative from an Oriental perspective, with the Maiden (The Chosen One) actively offering herself for sacrifice to fulfil her destiny instead of being passively made into a sacrifice. Integrating Oriental philosophy, symbols and aesthetics, the creative team presents a bold and innovative interpretation of the piece, impressing the audience with spectacular stage effects.

Director and Choreographer: Yang Liping
Visual Director: Tim Yip
Composers: Igor Stravinsky and He Xuntian
Literary Director: Liang Gelou
Project Manager: Max Ma

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 10minutes, no interval

Contains smoke effects

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Content provider: Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC)

Last modified: 2023-03-15 12:21

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