The Rite of Spring and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
DATE & TIME Friday & Saturday March 13 & 14, 2009 8:30 pm
TICKETS $50 VIP ticket, priority entrance and seating
$25 General Admission
$20 Students/Seniors w/ ID
Marie Chouinard is a choreographer who cannot be mistaken for anyone else. Her Montreal-based company has received worldwide acclaim for its angular, startling and moving dance works. This weekend they make a triumphal return to Miami with two outstanding pieces that showcase Chouinard’s unique and distinctive style. In The Rite of Spring, working with Stravinsky’s music, Chouinard, through sensual, almost primal choreography, mines the intimate mysterious depths of each of her dancers. The totem-like costumes that echo the animal world in its violence and beauty add to the dance’s vivid effect. A short solo work, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, preceeds The Rite of Spring.
Now a fixture on the world’s major stages and at international festivals, Compagnie Marie Chouinard has its roots in Chouinard’s solo work, which began back in 1978. Her over fifty productions, action-performances, vocal works, installations and films earned her a reputation for daring originality. She refined her lifelong interest in formal research and the human body, going on to form her own dance company in 1990. Through her choreography Chouinard has explored the “poetics of the body” in immediate, intelligible and ever-surprising ways.
This performance includes nudity.