Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
When Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Rite of Spring" was first staged in Paris in May 1913, the combination of Stravinsky's experimental music and fellow Russian exile Vaslav Nijinsky's daringly avant-garde choreography almost caused a riot in the audience.German performance and installation artist Cornelia Krafft is revisiting Stravinsky's seminal work this month in a collaborative performance piece called "After 100 Springs". The work uses pagan symbols – like the unifying circle, light in the darkness and the four elements – to explore themes such as the interplay between generations, personal sacrifice for the greater good, the search for a common humanity and the need for a spark of hope amid the challenges arising in the wake of the Arab Spring. The performance's thematic complexity is reflected in Krafft's chosen title, which was inspired by the 100th anniversary of the first performance of "The Rite of Spring" last year.Although the performance is set to a recording of Stravinsky's score, Krafft stresses that it's not a dance piece.The performance is divided into 15 movements, between 20 seconds and five minutes apiece.It's an attitude that's in keeping with the theme of the performance, which revolves around personal sacrifice as a means of achieving communal harmony, symbolized by the overlap between two circles.
Visions of a public Dalieh
Sidon archaeological site alters global views
Capturing consumption on camera
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE