"... a serious, intricate, multidirectional centennial tribute to a work of art whose spell it deepens." — The New York Times
Conceived, directed, and choreographed by Anne Bogart, Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong
A Rite is the intriguing and powerful dance-theater collaboration between renowned artists Bill T. Jones, Anne Bogart and their respective companies, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company.
An impassioned scholar waxes poetic about the cyclical structure of Stravinsky’s work which, in turn, evokes questions about our place in space/time. A shell-shocked World War I veteran finds solace from his battle-scarred psyche in the work’s opening chords while reeling under the relentless assault of The Augurs’ bombastic percussion. A Rite seamlessly joins minds, bodies and voices for a riveting reflection on Stravinsky’s groundbreaking score.
Supported in part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund.
A Rite was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with additional
commissioning support provided by the Richard B. Fisher Center
for the Performing Arts at Bard College.