Revisiting such a classic as the Rite of Spring through urban dance was a real challenge ! La Compagnie Chute Libre took it ant the Trans wanted to propose it. It is also the opportunity to discover La Compagnie Philippe Almeida and its latest show Boots. The choreographer’s creation is a perpetual movement which brings emotion, challenge and surprise.
Compagnie Philippe Almeida
From their very first step on the ground, Boots leads us on the path of five miners in search of freedom. This initiatory journey comes alive through their social and spiritual struggle. It reveals both the fragility of the human and the magic that happens when it faces its destiny. Mixing body percussion, house, hip-hop or gumboot, percussive dance from South Africa, this choreographic tale celebrates love and solidarity.
Choreography and direction :
Winner of the Concours Beaumarchais-SACD / CNN of Creteil and of Val-de-Marne 2014
ESPACE BEL AIR – SAINT-AUBIN-DU CORMIER
IN BLOOM – A HIP HOP VERSION OF THE RITE OF SPRING
Compagnie Chute Libre
The Rite of Spring (1913) is a break with academicism for two reasons: the Stravinsky score refuse the German symphonic system and is inspired by Slavic melodies. As for the choreography of Nijinsky, she gets her inspiration from the popular dances of Eastern Europe.
Thoroughly modern, the whole piece was a scandal.
More than a century later, the Compagnie Chute Libre gives a contemporary reading and opens the doors wide. On stage, the eight dancers form a mosaic of indomitable and enthusiastic men and women.
This updated version of The Rite of Spring is carried by a round of whirling dancers, like a hiphop battle or a rave party, our modern rites.
Annabelle Loiseau et Pierre Bolo