Petruschka / Le Sacre du Printemps

Choreographies by Xin Peng Wang and Edward Clug / Music by Igor Strawinsky

„You are immortal only when a culinary delicacy is named after you,“ mocked the 20th century’s most popular enfants terribles during his lifetime.

Although no food or whisky (his favourite drink) has yet been dedicated to him, a place of honour in the pantheon of dance is certain. Idolised by some and condemned by others throughout his eventful career, he decided for himself: „Children and animals understand my music best.“

In the 50th year of Stravinsky’s death: a dance festival hosted by two artistic personalities who have left a lasting mark on international ballet life. Star choreographer, movement poet and dance berserker Edward Clug, best remembered by Dortmund audiences for his creation Hora, presents his celebrated creation Le Sacre du Printemps.

Dortmund’s ballet director Xin Peng Wang, together with the renowned stage designer and video designer Hartmut Schörghofer, celebrated for his digital Ring des Nibelungen in Budapest, creates the masterpiece Petrushka in a congenial interweaving of choreography and digitality.

„Clug with his directorial ideas and non-conformist movement repertoire: modern dance pieces that should be standard in the 21st century – and yet are so rare.“ (Wiener Zeitung)

„Clug’s Sacre is spectacular!“ (Aargauer Zeitung)


Petruschka (World Premiere)

Musical Direction: Gabriel Feltz / Motonori Kobayashi
Choreography: Xin Peng Wang
Set and Video Design: Hartmut Schörghofer
Dramaturgy: Christian Baier
Costumes: Helena de Medeiros
Light Design: Ralph Jürgens

Le Sacre du Printemps (Dortmund Premiere)

Musical Direction: Gabriel Feltz / Motonori Kobayashi
Choreography: Edward Clug
Stage Design: Marko Japelj
Costumes: Leo Kulaš
Light Design: Tomaž Premzl

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