State Street Ballet presents Rite of Spring
Saturday, February 18 2017, 7:30 pm
At the Granada Theatre
Rite of Spring is the centerpiece of this contemporary dance program, and it promises to be a stellar world premiere set on the company by Montreal-based choreographer Edgar Zendejas, to music by Igor Stravinsky.
Rite of Spring is the centerpiece of this program of contemporary masterworks, and it promises to be a stellar world premiere. The ballet will be created on the company by choreographer Edgar Zendejas, to the iconic score by Igor Stravinsky, who described it as "a musical-choreographic work, representing pagan Russia...unified by a single idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of spring.” Zendejas, known for his deeply emotional and innovatively abstract movement style, aims to capture the “intoxicating, yet illusory beauty of Spring.” In the choreographer’s own words, he describes his interpretation of this masterpiece of orchestral music as “a point of reflection where Man/Woman release to the ecstatic dance between body and spirit, earth and the unknown.” The ritualistic and avant-garde nature of this piece will deliver much to contemplate in its dramatic exploration of movement dynamics.
The evening will also feature Five by Gershwin by resident choreographer William Soleau, a piece he set on State Street Ballet in 2002 and was praised by the Los Angeles Times for its “breezy romanticism” and “uplifted elegance.” Kassandra Taylor Newberry’s (con)version, which debuted on the company to rave reviews in May 2016, will complete this trio of stunning illustrations of the best of contemporary ballet.
Don’t miss this superb evening of remarkable works!
Tickets available through the Granada Theatre, at granadasb.org or 805-899-2222.
Presenter / Producer: State Street Ballet
Dance > Contemporary Dance
Dance > Ballet
Event Phone: 805-899-2222
The Granada Theatre
1214 State Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
Performance Dates: 2/18/2017
Tickets available through the Granada Theatre. Visit granadasb.org, or call 805-899-2222.
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