Johan Inger was asked by the director of the RSB, Johannes Öhman to “finish” the Rite of Spring, since he had done the first half year 2000. It was a challenge to continue something that he started 15 years earlier, not being quite the same choreographer as then? The first part “ Dreamplay” plays out in a dream, he therefore decided that the second part had to be the “reality”. The piece is due to this clearly divided into two parts. The first part being an erotic game between a man and two women. Young, playful, almost naïve with quick dramatic turns, the second part becoming its opposite, with a rawer approach to a similar theme, the objectification of a woman, group pressure and mans tendency to dominate and revenge women with sexual means.
“ When I met Stravinsky’s music there was an instinctive resistance, and a meeting with an elemental force. Me meeting the dancers, and in-between the group and the individual, where in the end, the group becomes the sacrifice.”
- Choreography: Johan Inger
- Music: Igor Stravinsky
- Set & Costume: Mylla Ek
- Light: Erik Berglund
- Worldpremiere: Royal Swedish Ballet
- 40 min