Un Sacre du Printemps (2015)

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Following a workshop he led with musicologist Alain Franco at P.A.R.T.S in 2013, choreographer Daniel Linehan is creating his own interpretation of Stravinsky’s masterpiece Le Sacre du Printemps with thirteen young dancers.

Linehan’s focus is not on the well-known story of Le Sacre. Instead, he examines the structure of the musical composition itself. Despite the absence of stable patterns, the dancers must find a way to keep moving to Stravinsky’s uncompromising piece. The question that seems to arise from this radical score from the past is “How can we find new strategies to cope with our rapidly changing circumstances?”

The audience, seated close to the dancers and musicians, is fully absorbed by the collective energetic state of the music and the dance.

For the occasion of the premiere at deSingel, conductor Vincenzo Casale is leading an orchestra composed of members of the TWIS Youth Orchestra (Brussels) and students of the Royal Conservatory Antwerp (AP Hogeschool). On tour the dancers will be accompanied by Alain Franco and Jean-Luc Plouvier (Ictus) on the piano.


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A choreography on Le Sacre du Printemps by Igor Stravinsky (version for two pianos), played live by Jean-Luc Plouvier (Ictus) and Alain Franco.

Choreography Daniel Linehan
Music Igor Stravinsky (version for two pianos)
Piano Jean-Luc Plouvier (Ictus) & Alain Franco
Dance Jeanne Colin, Andra?s Déri, Alexandra Dolgova, Erik Eriksson, Taha Ghauri, James McGinn, Charles Ngombengombe, Krišj?nis Sants, Christoffer Schieche, Hagar Tenenbaum, Roman Van Houtven, Kathryn Vickers, Tiran Willemse (graduates of P.A.R.T.S. Research Cycle 2014)
Musical dramaturgy Alain Franco
Styling Frédérick Denis
Technique Elke Verachtert
Sound Jeanne Debarsy

Production Hiatus vzw (Brussels, BE)
Executive production & distribution Belgium  Caravan Production vzw (Brussels, BE)
International distribution Damien Valette (Paris, FR)

L’Opéra de Lille (FR), deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus (Antwerp, BE), Festival de Marseille (FR), PARTS (Brussels, BE)
In collaboration with P.A.R.T.S (Brussels, BE)

Daniel Linehan/Hiatus is supported by the Flemish authorities


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