A powerful collaboration between five international choreographers – Sébastien Ramirez, Mafalda Deville, Pascal Merighi (guest artist, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch), Ivan Blackstock and Simeon Qsyea (BirdGang) – and the RIOT Company, an intergenerational cast of 100, brought together to create a unique dance piece performed to Igor Stravinsky’s iconic The Rite of Spring played by Southbank Sinfonia.
In 1913, the unfamiliar sounds of The Rite of Spring were enough to ignite rage and rioting in a passionate public. 100 years later, prompted by recent riots, the cast of 100 dancers in RIOT Offspring explore their own perceptions of rites, rituals and riots, creating a powerful piece of dance theatre.
As part of a double bill with
National Youth Dance Company