Celebrating European dance in association with the Abbey Theatre, the Dublin Dance festival invites the Tero Saarinen Company from Finland to perform Stravinsky Evening. 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 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the infamous first performance of The Rite of Spring by the Ballets Russes.
HUNT is Saarinen’s heart-stopping solo set to The Rite of Spring, in which he is both the hunter and the hunted. 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.
14-15 May 2013
Dublin Dance Festival
Abbey Theatre, Embassy of Finland in Dublin, Tero Saarinen Company (Finland)
Photograph shows a dancer from the Tero Saarinen Company