Dancing at Dusk – A Moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring

October 21, 2020

October 27, 2020





Events Description

DanceHouse is thrilled to present Pina Bausch’s stunning interpretation of The Rite of Spring (1975), performed by a specially assembled company and produced by the Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables and Sadler’s Wells. Faithful to Stravinsky’s composition, this seminal work examines the power of ritual and sacrifice, as a young woman is chosen to mark the changing seasons.

In this stunning film, Pina Bausch’s iconic choreography for The Rite of Spring takes place in an extraordinary setting, on a remote beach near Toubab Dialaw, Senegal. Created as the world descended into pandemic lockdown, the performance captures the final rehearsal of 38 dancers from 14 different African nations. In addition to offering a rare opportunity to watch one of the world’s greatest dance works, the performance documents a singular moment in time, as the performers gathered in preparation for an international tour.

Before the performance, there will be a pre-show documentary of the history of The Rite of Spring by Valérie Lessard, dance history specialist. The presentation will be followed by the screening of a short making of film as well as an interview with founder of École des Sables Germaine Acogny as well as Jorge Puerta Armenta, former member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch company and re-stager of The Rite of Spring at Ecole des Sables.

This project is an initiative of Danse Danse (Montreal) in collaboration with Canadian Stage (Toronto), DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Springboard (Calgary).

Join us for the opening night on the evening of October 21 to enjoy the screening with a special DanceHouse dinner offer (more to come).


Tickets: $15


How to get tickets?

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Date & Time:

October 21-27, 2020

Speical opening night Dinner | October 21

With French and English subtitles
Run time: 75 minutes

Venue: Online
  • After signing up and purchasing your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from Lepointdevente. If you do not see it, please check your junk folder.
  • Prior to the performance, you will receive another email from lepointdevente /thepointofsale with a link to access the performance. The link will be valid from 5am PST Oct 21 to 5am PST Oct 28.
  • The live stream can be played on any screen: on your PC, laptop, phone or iPad/tablet. For the best experience, we recommend using the largest screen possible, or connecting your laptop to a TV. Note that the performance will be available exclusively to patrons in Canada.

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