Dancing at Dusk
A Moment with Pina Bausch’s
The Rite of Spring
Tickets: stalls/box € 5
Set and Costumes
World Premiere 3 December 1975
Opera House Wuppertal
Cinematographer & Colour Correction
Sound Recording & Sound Design
DANCERS Rodolphe Allui, Sahadatou Ami Touré, Anique Ayiboe, D’Aquin Evrard Élisée Bekoin, Gloria Ugwarelojo Biachi, Khadija Cisse, Sonia Zandile Constable, Rokhaya Coulibaly, Astou Diop, Serge Arthur Dodo, Estelle Foli, Aoufice Junior Gouri, Luciény Kaabral, Zadi Landry Kipre, Bazoumana Kouyaté, Babacar Mané, Vasco Pedro Mirine, Stéphanie Mwamba, Florent Nikiéma, Shelly Ohene-Nyako, Brian Otieno Oloo, Harivola Rakotondrasoa, Oliva Randrianasolo (Nanie), Asanda Ruda III, Tom Jules Samie, Amy Collé Seck, Pacôme Landry Seka, Gueassa Eva Sibi, Carmelita Siwa, Armel Gnago Sosso-Ny, Amadou Lamine Sow, Aziz Zoundi
FURTHER COMPANY DANCERS Korotimi Barro, Inas Dasylva, Franne Christie Dossou, Profit Lucky, Vuyo Mahashe, Didja Kady Tiemanta
Production Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables, Sadler’s Wells
In spring 2020, Pina Bausch’s 1975 seminal work, The Rite of Spring, was due to tour the world. Performed by a specially assembled company of 38 dancers from 14 African countries, this international co-production between Pina Bausch Foundation (Germany), École des Sables (Senegal) and Sadler’s Wells (UK), should have opened in March 2020 in Dakar as part of a double-bill with a new work created and performed by Malou Airaudo and Germaine Acogny, Common Ground[s]. However, just days before the premiere, performances were cancelled as governments around the world banned public gatherings and began shutting their borders due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Before disbanding and going into lockdown, the company seized the moment by performing a last rehearsal on a beach near their base at École des Sables in Senegal. Filmmaker Florian Heinzen-Ziob and his crew were able to capture this unique moment in a stunning film.
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