Jeanne Colin, Andras Déri, Alexandra Dolgova, Erik Eriksson, Taha Ghauri, James McGinn, Charles Ngombengombe, Krisjanis Sants, Christoffer Schieche, Hagar Tenenbaum, Roman Van Houtven, Kathryn Vickers, Tiran Willemse
For a creative production of the The Rite of Spring ballet, the choreographer Daniel Linehan is bringing together The American Daniel Linehan, one of the most outstanding figures currently working in contemporary dance, has made Europe his home port. Dividing his time between Antwerp and Lille, he enthusiastically incorporates both voice and words into dance. In keeping with his rebellious style, he has decided to take on Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece The Rite of Spring, following in the footsteps of Nijinsky, Martha Graham, Maurice Béjart and Pina Bausch. But in his own unique way.
“I don’t see the point in the story of The Rite as it’s traditionally understood, that of a community demanding that one of its members be sacrificed. When I listen to the music, it’s not a tale of sacrifice that I hear. I don’t hear death. I hear energy, what you could also call vitality.”