Un Sacre du Printemps
For this ambitious group choreography, Daniel Linehan is delving into Stravinsky’s masterpiece Le Sacre du Printemps. He has opted to stage the beautiful version for two pianos, which will be performed live by Jean-Luc Plouvier (from Ictus) and Alain Franco. Rather than focusing on the story of a young girl who has been selected to be sacrificed dancing herself to death, Linehan engages in an exploration of musical structure. As a viewer, you will be seated near the thirteen dancers and the pianists. This proximity results in a collective shared energy. You can hear the dancers’ breathing and feel the air brush past your face. The performers must find a way to keep moving to the changeable patterns of the musical composition. ‘How should we deal with this ever-changing world?’ seems to be the score’s imperative question.
• Dancer and choreographer Daniel Linehan left the United States in 2007 to study at PARTS. He has appeared at the Kaaitheater over the last few seasons with Zombie Aporia, Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost, dbddbb and Flood, among others.
A choreography by Daniel Linehan on the music piece Le Sacre du Printemps by Igor Stravinsky (version for two pianos), played live by Jean-Luc Plouvier (Ictus) and Alain Franco | danced by Jeanne Colin, András Déri, Alexandra Dolgova, Erik Eriksson, Taha Ghauri, James McGinn, Charles Ngombengombe, Krišjānis Sants, Christoffer Schieche, Hagar Tenenbaum/Anneleen Keppens, Roman Van Houtven/Víctor Pérez Armero, Kathryn Vickers, Tiran Willemse | musical dramaturgy Alain Franco | styling Frédérick Denis | light Elke Verachtert | sound Jeanne Debarsy | production & tour planning Belgium Hiatus in collaboration with P.A.R.T.S | international tour planning Damien Valette | executive production Caravan Production | co-production deSingel International Arts Campus, Opéra de Lillle, Festival de Marseille | Daniel Linehan/Hiatus receives support by the Flemish authorities and is Creative Associate at deSingel International Arts Campus
A first version of Un Sacre du Printemps was performed in October 2013 at the Rosas Performance Space, following a workshop with the final year students of PARTS, in collaboration with conductor Vincenzo Casale and his TWIS-ensemble. In 2015 Daniel Linehan took back the creation with the now graduated cast, as the first production of his young company Hiatus.