RITE OF SPRING
NEW YORK PREMIERE
"Breathtaking", "A brave new world of unforgettable effects"- The Wall Street Journal
A "stunning" take on The Rite of Spring that evokes both a misty ancient past and a powerful vision of the future. Driven by the primal energy of Stravinsky’s famously provocative score, a lone human figure emerges from the chaos to lead the audience on a breathtaking voyage into Twist’s endless imagination. Performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
Basil Twist, director and designer, Jayce Ogren, conductor, Ayumu Poe Saegusa, lighting design, Greg Meeh, special effects design, Daniel Brodie, projection design, Lynne Buckson, costume and textile design
ALL-STRAVINSKY PROGRAM; Fireworks, Pulcinella Suite and ending with The Rite of Spring
White Light Festival 2014
October 15-18 at 7:30pm and October 18 at 2pm
Performances at 7:30 from October 16–18 will be followed by a White Light Lounge.
Pre-concert discussion with Basil Twist on October 17 at 6:15
All performances are at The Rose at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Generous support for the White Light Festival presentation of The Rite of Spring is provided by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. Additional support provided by The Jim Henson Foundation and Tandem Otter's generous Co-Producer Circle. This presentation of The Rite of Spring is made possible in part by endowment support from the American Express Cultural Preservation Fund.