Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Igor Stravinsky's score for Le Sacre du Printemps has been raising eyebrows since it premiered 100 years ago, with a performance that ended in a riot. Since then, it's been a challenge for choreographers and audiences—an artist needs real guts to take it on. Montreal-based Compagnie Marie Chouinard has plenty of daring, and choreographer Chouinard's eclectic movement style—combining high-intensity modern dance with experimental theatrics—launches her Rite of Spring directly into the middle of the controversy. The UW Symphony Orchestra will perform the score, as part of the on-campus Rite of Spring Centennial Celebration, which includes other dance performances, lectures, and presentations. Also on the bill tonight is Chouinard's hyperkinetic 24 Preludes by Chopin, accompanied by local pianist Brooks Tran. SANDRA KURTZ

Jan. 24-26, 8 p.m., 2013

 
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