Dance   /   Performance
Michiel Vandevelde / Theater Neumarkt

Le Sacre du Printemps

STUK with 30CC

Le Sacre du Printemps is an icon in music and dance history. Composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky premiered it in 1913 and have since inspired several artists with this sacrificial ritual in honour of the earth. A century later, that fascination turns into a necessity. The need to rethink our relationship to the earth. Who is actually sacrificing whom? And if humanity ultimately sacrifices itself, what might a new beginning look like?

Invited by the Swiss Theater Neumarkt, Michiel Vandevelde transforms Le Sacre to a duet between performers David Attenberger and Brandy Butler. He expands Stravinsky's composition with a new electronic epilogue by Fallon Mayanja. The choreography emerges from hand signals and gestures - one of the earliest forms of interpersonal communication. As Stravinsky's last note fades, pulsating beats announce part two. The beginning of a fascinating and tender attempt to shape a life of coexistence. /

Trigger & content warnings
Age recommendation: 16+
Technical triggers: sudden light changes, loud music, theatre smoke
Content triggers: nudity, intimacy


choreography Michiel Vandevelde | dance David Attenberger, Brandy Butler | music Fallon Mayanja | artworks & scenography Elen Braga | costume Stef Van Looveren | video Juan Ferrari | dramaturgy & text Eneas Prawdzic | general scenography & light Michiel Vandevelde | director's assistant Gina Müller | assistant scenography Noé Wetter | assistant costume Flurina Vieli | intern Mia Frick | distribution Vincent Company | production tour Disagree. vzw | production Theater Neumarkt (Zürich, CH)
Fri 15 Dec 2023 20:30


STUK Soetezaal


€ 26/22