Characters from Haitian folklore come to life telling their story of ritual, ceremony and celebration. All wait to be overcome by the female spirit Erzuli. Who will be chosen?
Internationally-acclaimed Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus reimagines The Rite of Spring in Opera North’s first ever collaboration with the contemporary dance ensemble Phoenix Dance Theatre. Set to Stravinsky’s ground-breaking score, Saintus’ fresh interpretation subverts the original narrative’s notion of female sacrifice and approaches the work through his own roots, creating a shared vodou experience with the dancers.
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