Double Bill 2019
Featuring The Rite of Spring and Troy Game
Stravinski’s The Rite of Spring is acknowledged as one of the great works of the 20th century and perhaps the most influential. The original ballet choreographed by Nijinski led to riots at the theatre and the work still captivates audiences when performed today.
The vision of the world presented in the piece has multiple resonances in today’s global society conjuring thoughts of the crushing power of nature, the relentless growth of capitalism and technology and the inevitable fate of ‘the chosen’; the targeted, the sacrificial victim.
Performed alongside The Rite of Spring will be a revival of Troy Game, a 1974 work choreographed by Robert North and a much-loved piece that will now enter the Phoenix repertoire.
Troy Game is an unashamedly ritualistic piece which, unlike The Rite of Spring, might be seen as a tribute to the superhuman achievements we can aspire to and a celebration of communal strength. Described by the New York Times as a ‘funny and sexy romp… an innovative blend of acting and movement that looks like the purest of pure dance pieces, as well as fashionable minimalist ritual.’
Tour venues to be announced
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