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The Rite of Spring dance performance at SNFestival


Konstantinos Rigos and Oktana Dancetheatre will be performing the legendary ballet “The Rite of Spring” in a single performance – commissioned for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Summer Nostos Festival 2018 – that will take place on June 24th at the Greek National Opera (GNO).

The Rite of Spring is one of the greatest and most influential works of the 20th century; a ballet so revolutionary that it changed the face of dance with the avant-garde nature its music and choreography and nearly caused a riot when it was first performed in Paris in 1913 choreographed by young dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.

In this groundbreaking ballet performance that promises to captivate audiences, Greek National Opera’s Ballet Director, Konstantinos Rigos, joins forces with a new squad of dancers and Oktana Dancetheatre Company who will be dancing against Igor Stravinsky’s glorious music.

The ballet's theme revolves around a series of pagan rituals performed by ancient Slavic tribes celebrating spring, culminating in the sacrifice of a young maiden.

Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography - Direction: Konstantinos Rigos
Scenography - Costumes: Dionisis Fotopoulos

The “Rite of Spring” performance is part of the Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival), a week-long event and one of Athens’s top summer festivals full of music, theatre, dance, sports and various other happenings that will be taking place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) on 17-24 June 2018. The SNFestival is exclusively funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Entrance is free. Electronic pre-registration required, which opens on 12/06/2018.

More info about "The Rite of Spring":
The Rite of Spring is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company; the original choreography was by Vaslav Nijinsky, with stage designs and costumes by Nicholas Roerich.

For more information and to pre-register, please see here:
https://www.snfestival.org/en/2018/246/konstantinos-rigos-oktana-dancetheatre-the-rite-of-spring/

Photo © Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), “The Rite of Spring”

 

The Rite of Spring dance performance at SNFestival

24/06/2018 - 24/06/2018
Location: ATTICAATTICAATHENS (ATHINA)

Hours - Comments
Date: 24 June 2018¦ Location: Athens ¦ Venue: Greek National Opera (Stavros Niarchos Hall) at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) – 364 Syggrou Avenue, 176 74, Kallithea, Athens ¦ Event time: starts at 8.30 pm ¦ More info: https://www.snfestival.org/en/


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