Johan Inger - Choreographer

Rite of Spring 2015

Rite of Spring

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,…

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

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