9/18/15 O&A NYC Shall We Dance Friday: Maurice Béjart- La Sacre du printemps (1970)

Shall We Dance


Le Sacre du printemps (1959) is a milestone in the history of dance, and  choreographer Maurice Béjart approached the work with great courage. His version full of new meanings, physicality and sensuality became a universally recognized success.  “Human love, in its physical appearance, symbolizes the act by which God creates the cosmos, and the joy it brings. Let this ballet be bare of all picturesque artifice, let it be the hymn to the union between man and woman at its deepest level, between heaven and earth, the dance of life and death, let it be as eternal as spring!” – Maurice Bejart


The original idea of the ballet was based on the dream that the great composer and author of the music Igor Stravinsky once saw: there a young woman was dancing among the old men in order to awake spring and after that rite she died.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 La Sacre du printemps (1970)- Maurice Béjart

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