Using the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam – with its intricate rhythmic footwork, expressive prowess, and geometric and dynamic movements – Seeta Patel takes on the challenge of reimagining Stravinsky’s iconic Rite of Spring for an international cast of Bharatanatyam dancers.
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.
Spring is the season of new beginnings, and we look forward to presenting Seeta Patel’s inventive work to you for the first time at the Jerwood DanceHouse.
Primary Sponsor the Bagri Foundation, co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, The Place, Birmingham Hippodrome, Curve, The Lowry, Pavilion Dance South West, Dance4 and Akademi as part of their 40th anniversary. Supported by Arts Council England, British Council, Dance City, Kala Sangam, and Yorkshire Dance.