Seeta Patel
Rite of Spring

 
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Award winning Choreographer, Seeta Patel reimagines this infamous ballet in the powerful classical Indian dance style Bharatanatyam. Igor Stravinsky’s avant-garde score stunned Paris audiences when it debuted in 1913 has been hugely influential ever since.

Discover a transformative re-telling of this pagan folk story through intricate rhythmic footwork, expressive prowess, geometric and dynamic movements, delivered by world-class performers. 

Set to be one of the most exciting flirtations between East and West in current times, the production will look beyond notions of the exotic and orientalist perceptions of Eastern classical arts.

The evening will showcase some of the finest Indian classical dance talent across the globe in an exciting bridge between two very technical, powerful and evocative art forms (Western classical music and Indian classical dance).

Artistic Team
Choreographer and Artistic Director – Seeta Patel
Dancers - Chris Gurusamy, Indu Panday, Kamala Devam, Moritz Zavan, Sarah Gasser and Sooraj Subramaniam
Lighting Designer – Warren Letton
Costume Designer - Anshu Arora
Producer – Sarah Shead, Spin Arts
Project Manager – Hayley Youell

Co-Producers:
Spin Arts

Funders and Supporters:
Primary donor The Bagri Foundation, co-commissioned by Sadler's Wells, The Place, Birmingham Hippodrome, Curve, The Lowry, Pavilion Dance South West, Akademi and Dance4. Supported by British Council, Dance City, Dance Studio Leeds, Kala Sangam, Spin Arts and Yorkshire Dance.