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Israel Galván / Sylvie Courvoisier / Cory Smythe

Jan 07Jan 15, 2020

10 à 32 €

15:00 / 20:00


Early ticketing opens on "11/18/19"

With Israel Galván, "The Rite of Sprin"g takes on a Mediterranean tinge. When Stravinsky inspires a genius of flamenco and a visionary contemporary composer.

It was probably fated they would meet. Aren’t Stravinsky’s "Rite of Spring" and flamenco dance both rooted in soil riddled with the stamping of feet? Nijinsky had imagined a pagan rite that hammers the ground to wake nature after the winter. And flamenco is in and of itself an art of warmth, rhythm, hope, and a certain terror. The famous score is played here on two pianos by Cory Smythe and Sylvie Courvoisier, who is also a composer and the artistic architect of this Consagración. Indeed, Courvoisier composed "Spectre d’un Sacre" for the second part, distilling the oneiric or nightmarish quality of Stravinsky’s work and reinforcing the long-standing artistic bond between these two freethinkers, revealed in 2010 thanks to their shared duende in the unforgettable "La Curva".

Thomas Hahn

With Israel Galván, Sylvie CourvoisierCory Smythe pianos

lighting design Erik Zollikofer sound Pedro León set design Pablo Pujol Costumes Alice Leau

The Rite of Spring

byIgor Stravinski, arranged for two pianos by the composer musical direction Sylvie Courvoisier

Spectre d’un Sacre

composed by Sylvie Courvoisier