Cie Heddy Maalem
Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Oct 17–19, 2008, 12 am–11:59 pm
Friday-Saturday, October 17-18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 19, 3 pm
Heddy Maalem‘s explosive interpretation of Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, inspired by the dense city of Lagos, Nigeria, features 14 dancers from West Africa, who are trained in both contemporary dance and the traditional dance forms of their countries of origin – Mali, Benin, Nigeria, Togo, Mozambique, and Senegal. Maalem’s dynamic and energetic dance is bookended with atmospheric film projections.
Running time: 60 minutes, no intermission
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and MetLife Foundation.