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Program Notes LIVE: Reinventing The Rite of Spring

// Apr 1,2013

Sunday, April 7

7pm
Gerrard Hall

Join us a week before our next world premiere for an exclusive conversation with the artist.

Basil Twist, a puppeteer renowned for his ability to bring to life otherwise inanimate objects, has spent over a month in residency at UNC-Chapel Hill creating three new works for The Rite of Spring at 100.

April 12 and 13, he brings three new works to Memorial Hall, including The Rite of Spring, a work created in residency at UNC-Chapel Hill that transforms traditional puppetry into kinetic fabric sculptures. It is what he calls “a ballet without dancers.” Basil will stage his new versions of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Fireworks. All three new productions feature Orchestra of St. Luke’s in live accompaniment.

In these conversations, Basil will offer a glimpse of his new works and how they fit into his current repertoire.

The conversation is FREE and open to the public.

 

Reflections on The Rite Symposium: Conversation with Basil Twist (0:45)

 

Basil Twist’s The Rite of Spring Exploratory Workshop 2012

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