Dance over Trenches – 100th anniversary of »The Rite of Spring«

Berlin, November 2013. One hundred years after the scandalous premiere of »The Rite of Spring« by Vaslav Nijinsky at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, experts from the dance field meet at the conference »Dance over Trenches« to discuss one of the most influential choreographies of the 20th century. The conference is organized by the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Centre for Movement Research at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Jane Pritchard: Treasures from Le Sacre du Printemps

Jane Pritchard is curator of dance for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. With Geoffrey Marsh she curated Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes,1909-1929 for the V&A. Her presentation »Treasures from Le Sacre du Printemps« introduced us to the costumes and documentation material from the original choreography by Nijinsky. Here is a short interview about the European character of the Ballets Russes.

Matinée: We have forgotten how to sacrifice
Sasha Waltz in conversation with Prof. Dr. Claudia Jeschke

Sasha Waltz talks to Prof. Dr. Claudia Jeschke about her choreography »Sacre« which premiered on the 13th of May, 2013 in St. Petersburg“s Mariinsky Theatre. Sasha Waltz speaks about the creation process and aspects of interpretation. The film includes short excerpts of »Sacre« performed by Sasha Waltz & Guests the 15th of September, 2013 at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.