01 July 2009

Le Sacre du Printemps

Choreography by Pina Bausch who died yesterday


James Higham said...

Pagan concept, Jams. :)

jams o donnell said...

But still an amazing piece of dance

Steve Bates said...

Pagan indeed, James; it even says so in the work's subtitle.

That music has inspired the greatest choreographers from Nijinsky (the first) to the present day. IMHO, the music never grows stale, and as many performances as I've seen, each new one seems like a first encounter with the work. I'm not one to use the word "genius" casually, but Stravinsky earned it this time.

Thanks, jams, for notifying us of Pina Bausch's passing. I did not know, and I am saddened.

jams o donnell said...

I looked at several other balletic adaptaions. Amazing stuff. This is primal though!

There is something about the music. It is astonishing Steve