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Rite of Spring

Celebrated Chinese performer and choreographer Yang Liping breathes new life into Stravinsky’s inimitable score in the North American premiere of Rite of Spring.

Presented by
Joan and Jerry Lozinski

Supported by
Eleanor and Francis Shen
 

Please, be aware that this show contains haze effects.



 

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

For the first time in North America, one of China’s most prolific performers and choreographers, Yang Liping, well-known in China as the Peacock Princess, presents her incredible new work, Rite of Spring.

Created for 15 dancers, the Rite of Spring is set to the Igor Stravinsky score of the same name with additional original compositions inspired by traditional Tibetan music. Liping’s choreography breathes new life into Stravinsky’s epic masterwork, using ancient Tibetan and Chinese symbols and rituals to illustrate themes of incantation, sacrifice and reincarnation.

Celebrated for her distinct choreographic style, Liping’s work has been lauded and praised internationally. Her most recent work, Under Siege, received widespread critical acclaim when it toured internationally in 2016/17.

Rite of Spring not only marks the North American premiere of the work but also the first time Yang’s work has been presented in Canada.

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A Peacock Contemporary Dance Company Production; Co-Produced with China Shanghai International Arts Festival; Sadler’s Wells, London; DYRS Group; Melbourne International Arts Festival; Brisbane Festival; Beijing Poly Theatre Management Co., Ltd.; Edinburgh International Festival; and Stanford Live.

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Rite of Spring

Celebrated Chinese performer and choreographer Yang Liping breathes new life into Stravinsky’s inimitable score in the North American premiere of Rite of Spring.

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Creative Team

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
Yang Liping 

VISUAL DIRECTOR
Tim Yip 

COMPOSERS
Igor Stravinsky, Xuntian He

DRAMATURG
Gelou Liang 
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Fabiana Piccioli 

PROJECTION DESIGNER
Tobias Gremmler

REHEARSAL DIRECTORS
Zhonghui Gong, Yimeng Li

PERFORMERS
Da Zhu (Fengwei Zhu), Xiaofan Feng, Maya Dong (Jilan Dong), Shui Yue (Han Xiao), Yimeng Li, Chengliang Lv, Gloria Ng, Jinxia Ni, Ying Zhao, Ziye Chen, Yuqi Han, Qi Gao, Yuting Wang, Yue Yue 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Nathan Wang, Jane Yang 

CREATIVE PRODUCER
Farooq Chaudhry 

TECHNICAL PRODUCER
Sander Looner

PROJECT MANAGER
Max Ma