Come with the family to enjoy this “Sacrée Journée” celebrating the union of music and dance!
Created by Vaslav Nijinski at the Champs-Élysées Theatre in 1913, to music by Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) is still considered one of the finest meetings of music and dance. To pay tribute to this masterpiece, we invite you to the Musée des Confluences to see videos of interpretations of The Rite of Spring by some of the great choreographers of the 20th century. The visit continues around the museum with several pop-up performances by dancers-in-training and a professional musician. Then go listen to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring played by the Lyon National Orchestra (ONL), conducted by Leonard Slatkin. After the concert, the circus artist Yoann Bourgeois will give an impromptu poetic rendition. Come and join us!
The exhibit charts 100 years of the history of contemporary dance. Several videos show different versions of The Rite of Spring which have marked the world of dance.
Produced by Maison de la Danse on the theme of The Rite of Spring and presented during the Happy Days event at the Auditorium of the Lyon National Orchestra.
Four duets of four minutes each, where a dancer-in-training and an ONL musician will offer a dialogue between dance and music in unusual spaces around the museum.
Dominique Genevois, former dancer for Maurice Béjart, will hold a workshop open to all about this very special ballet.
With the musicians of the ONL youth orchestra.
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