Saturday, April 18, 2009


I'm working with a group of very talented individuals and an insightful choreographer to create a version of The Rite of Spring. This isn't Nijinsky's or Bausch's, but it's exciting and collaborative. Here are some videos we're drawing ideas from. Hopefully I'll have a video version to show after the performance.

Liu Yan, an amazing Classical Chinese dancer

Apache dancing

Of course, Nijinsky

Pina Bausch

There is a really raw power and emotion to all of these dances. Their faces convey dramatic expression, while their bodies perform with such energy that the audience can believe they might dance until they die.
We're working with a vocabulary of movement that includes spirals, jumping, angular limbs, and quick nerve reflex-like jolts.

I just wanted to share something unrelated to museums.