Edinburgh International Festival: Rite of Spring

Rite of Spring is a visually stunning, exhilarating dance reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s masterpiece by Yang Liping at the Festival Theatre from 22nd to 24th August.

Edinburgh International Festival: Rite of Spring

About Edinburgh International Festival: Rite of Spring

PEACOCK CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY / YANG LIPING

This exhilarating reinterpretation of The Rite of Spring draws on Tibetan concepts of the cycles of life and rebirth and the indivisible unity of humankind and the natural world. Taking inspiration from Chinese and Tibetan symbols of nature, Yang Liping creates a preface and a coda, framing Stravinsky’s totemic work as the second of three tableaux — Incantation, Sacrifice and Renewal.

A household name in her native country, Yang Liping has won huge international acclaim for her extravagant, breathtakingly visual dance works, blending Chinese aesthetics and modern expression in a distinctively personal movement language.

A provocative new perspective on Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet of sacrifice and renewal, this is a radical Rite, whose Chosen One willingly gives herself for the good of the community, journeying from terror and doubt to knowledge, empowerment and reincarnation.

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