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Mei Hong Lin | Igor Strawinsky

Le Sacre du Printemps | Metamorphoses

Two-part dance piece by Mei Hong Lin | Music by Igor Strawinsky and Richard Strauss

Premiere 26.10.2019
Location Großer Saal Musiktheater
Intermission - One intermission -

Unfortunately, this production is no longer on the schedule


The uproar the world premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps created in May 1913 in Paris is legendary and the fascination of this, in the meantime canonic work of the emerging avant-garde, is unwavering. The main narrative centers on a young girl chosen to celebrate the rites of the coming of spring; a season that will hopefully bring prosperity to the community. She begins with her ceremonial dance and the musical rhythms rapidly increase, and the almost dissonant melodies drive her into a frenzy as she dances herself to exhaustion and death in the barbaric ritual.