The Rite of Spring, Rite #2 [2018 remodelled version]
An extract remodelled by La Boucle (Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), artistic manager Sylvie Remlinger, as part of the “Danse en amateur et répertoire” programme (2017/2018) (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing).
Transmission by Dominique Brun, Clarisse Chanel et Marie Orts.
Presented on 26 May 2018, Les 2 Scènes, Théâtre Ledoux, Besançon.
The piece when it was created
Le Sacre du printemps
Firstly produced 29 May 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris
Choreography: Vaslav Nijinski
Piece for 46 performers:
act I : Maria Piltz, Mrs Tchernychowa, Maïkerska, Pflanz, Kopytsinska, Bonietska, Kokhlowa, Poiré, Ramberg, Doris, Wasilewska, Boiefska, Ieserska, Dombrowska, Pojerska, Razoumowitch, Boni, Maningsowa, Joulitska, Bromney, Ludmila Guliuk, Alexander Vorontzov, Mr Fedorow, Froman, Sergueiew, Statkevitch, Kowalsky, Maliguine, Kostetsky, Zelinsky, Kremmew, Kotchetowsky, Gavrilow, Bourman, Zverew, Semenow, Rakmanow, Ivanowsky, Warzinsky, Romanow, Oumansky, Savitsky, Tarassow, Kegler, Loboïko, Goudine
act II : Maria Piltz, Mrs Tchernychowa, Maïkerska, Pflanz, Kopytsinska, Bonietska,Dombrowska, Kokhlowa, Maningsova, Poiré, Ramberg, Doris, Mr Semenow, Rakmanow, Ivanowsky, Oumansky, Warzinsky, Froman, Fedorow, Kowalsky, Statkewitch, Kotchetowsky, Kremmew, Bourman, Gavrilow,
Sveriew, Tarassow, Savitsky, Kegler, Loboïko, Goudine
Music: Sacre du printemps d’Igor Stravinsky
Original duration: 35 minutes
Firstly produced 13 March 2014 at the Manège – Scène nationale in Reims
Choreography: Dominique Brun
Piece for 37 performers : Julie Salgues the chosen one and (the women) Caroline Baudouin, Marine Beelen, Anne Bogard, Garance Bréhaudat, Lou Cantor, Clarisse Chanel, Sophie Gérard, Anne Laurent, Anne Lenglet, Marie Mangin, Maud Marquet, Emma Noël, Marie Orts, Laurie Peschier-Pimont, Coline Periano, Maelys Perlot, Maud Pizon, Mathilde Rance, Margot Robinet, Enora Rivière, Marcela Santander-Corvalan, Lina Schlageter, (the men) Roméo Agid, Matthieu Bajolet, Fernando Cabral, Loïc Faquet, Miguel Garcia Llorens, Maxime Guillon-Roi-Sans-Sac, Corentin Le Flohic, Johann Nöhles, Édouard Pelleray, Sylvain Prunenec, Jonathan Schatz, Pierre Tedeschi, Vincent Weber, Alexis Zelis
Music: extracts from the Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, conduction Esa-Pekka Salonen
Original duration: 33 minutes
La Boucle (Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
The group is made up of female dance students from three artistic educational structures: the Galerie de la Danse, an independent structure, the Conservatoire du Grand Besançon, and the Conservatoire de Pontarlier. The amateur dancers, all driven by the same passion, are aged thirteen to eighteen. They practice both classical and contemporary dance. They meet up regularly at shows and master classes organised in partnership with Les 2 Scènes and participate in dance training courses set up by the three structures. They benefit and contribute to dance dynamics in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
The Rite of Spring, although stemming from the classical production repertoire of the Ballets russes, paved the way for today’s contemporary dance. Consequently, the work falls in between classical and contemporary dance and allows a form of transversality that brings the dancers together without having to worry about to which genre they belong. The group approached Vaslav Nijinsky’s work using the various sources and archives of the era of creation, before revealing its choreographic language, feeling its archaic body, working the relationship with space, measuring the energy flowing through it and, last but not least, understanding the special relationship that Vaslav Nijinsky enjoyed with Igor Stravinsky’s music and, in particular, with his rhythmic dimension.