Celebrate the Rite of Spring – Virtual Happy Hour Screening
March 19 @ 5:30 pm
BMDC premiered its fresh interpretation of Le Sacre du Printemps in March 2012 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. As part of the Company’s 25th and final Season, we will screen the 2012 world premiere live via our YouTube Channel. The screening will open at 5:30 PM with a look back at the performance with its Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer Lucy Bowen McCauley, two of the Company’s principal dancers, Alicia Curtis and Dustin Kimball along with two surprise original cast members. Join Lucy and our guest artists as we look back and raise a glass for a Happy Hour screening of “Le Sacre du Printemps” at 6:00 PM.
Lucy Bowen McCauley shared her signature style of musicality and athleticism applying a fresh interpretation to Sacre. The piece has been considered the staple of modern dance — angular and abstract — with a score full of harmonic dissonance and syncopated rhythms. Lucy has choreographed the piece so that the dancer being sacrificed remains a mystery for the first half of the original masterpiece. She also chose to use the four-hand piano version as opposed to the orchestral 1913 version based on the input of the Company’s 2012 Music Director and Composer Larry Alan Smith who recommended the four-hand piano version. Lucy felt this was a perfect match for her chamber size company. The 2012 world premiere featured eight BMDC dancers, set and costumes by award-winning designer Tony Cisek and live four-hand piano accompaniment by Fabio and Giselle Witkowski. Lighting design was provided by Martha Mountain.
Tickets: FREE via YouTube