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Rite of Spring   choreography by Jill Eathorne Bahr

Rite of Spring choreography by Jill Eathorne Bahr

Rite of Spring   Premiere 1991 _CHARLESTON BALLET THEATRE _Jill Eathorne Bahr Choreography

Rite of Spring Premiere 1991 _CHARLESTON BALLET THEATRE _Jill Eathorne Bahr Choreography

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The haunting first sounds of Stravinsky’s music that caused such a stir in 1912 when the Ballet Russe first danced to it, Jill Eathorne Bahr’s Matriarch sensuously awakens.
 
Considerably different from the 1913 Paris "scandale", with thelegendary Nijinsky leading pagan rituals, this production reaches further back in fantasy, to the beginning of time, a matriarchy dominated by a solo figure.A dirt pile reveals the First Man, His male coterie - aliens -overwhelm the women. Finally the First Man seduces thematriarch as drum rolls, eerie woodwinds and yards of fishnetting swaddle the result. The offspring, called The Chosen One, eventually falls for papa and kills mama. Birth, rebirth,redemption. Ashes to ashes.A story, which tells of how sin and its consequences can destroy relationships and an entire community; and yet the people's needfor a community drives them to keep re-creating, despite thedark past, Bahr’s intensity of the lust and anger-filled tableau,has become one of the milestones in Bahr’s choreographic career .
 
WORLD PREMIERE: 1993
Principals: 2 female, 1 male
Corp: 10 women, 10 men
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CHOREOGRAPHER/MASTER TEACHER

Jill Eathorne Bahr

1703 Ventura Place

Mount Pleasant SC 29464

j.eathorne.bahr@gmail.com