Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring nearly caused a riot in 1913 in Paris. Although the Warwick Arts Centre was full of people buzzing about the Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, hardly any riots were seen. Michael Keegan-Dolan's renditions of Rite of Spring and Petrushka were eerily magical and playful. Stravinsky's musical scores are challenging to revisit let alone to choreograph to, however, Keegan-Dolan's modern interpretations were extremely successful in many moments. Filled with contrasts of polished lightness and darkened violence Rite of Spring and Petrushka formed an attractive part of the International Dance Festival Birmingham.
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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- Michael Keegan-Dolan
- Rite of Spring