Stravinsky Evening celebrates the 100th anniversary of the infamous first performance of Rite of Spring by the Ballets Russes.
Hunt is Saarinen’s heart-stopping solo set to Rite of Spring, in which he is both the hunter and the hunted. The unstoppable rhythm of the music is matched by sinuous movements. Saarinen’s body acts as a canvas for a kaleidoscope of light and live multi-media projections.
Saarinen’s Petrushka is a love triangle played out with all the wit of a silent movie comedy and the colour of the fairground. Two classical accordionists play the score live on stage in an extraordinary version of Stravinsky’s ballet.
Tero Saarinen is one of Europe’s leading dance makers and has created work for major companies such as Lyon Opera Ballet, Batsheva Dance Company and Nederlands Dans Theater.
Stravinsky Evening is presented by Dublin Dance Festival in association with the Abbey Theatre.
‘A fascinating suspension between the familiar and the strange, the classic and the new’ – The Guardian
Please note: HUNT contains strong strobe lighting effects.
Tuesday 14 – Wednesday 15 May
On the Abbey stage
Tickets: €20-€35 / Conc. €18-€32