Antje Schupp – THE RITE OF SPRING – THE RIOTS OF SPRING (WT)
In the famous “Spring Sacrifice” by Igor Stravinsky, a young woman is chosen to die for the common good, dancing herself to death in an ancient ritual. We learn a lot about this ritual, but what do we learn about the young woman?
In the spring of 2020, various protest movements around the world fell victim to the lockdowns of the Corona Pandemic and came to a standstill. At the same time, new protest movements arose precisely during the pandemic and continue to this day. Who chooses the “victims”, who sees themselves as such and who refuses to be a victim?
In this interpretation of the “Sacre”, dance, performance and film art blur together. We work on power relations in existential situations, on the relationship between “society vs. the individual” or “decision-makers vs. those being decided upon”. Who or what is carelessly sacrificed, who or what is not? Who decides who dies? And what choice does the victim have?
The project is a co-production of the Kaserne Basel and the Schlachthaus Theater Bern. It is supported by the Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL.
Thursday, 24. March 2022, 20:00
Dancer, performer, dance mentor, teacher, artistic consultant
Outside Eye Choreography
Annina Birrer, Franziska Schmidt