The Sacre Project
February 20–24, 2013: Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL) in the Contemporary Arts Center, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine
June 6–8, 2013: Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (during Pacific Symphony’s The Rite of Spring performances)
The Sacre Project, UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ cross-disciplinary work directed by John Crawford and presented in collaboration with Pacific Symphony is essentially part media installation and part dance performance which re-envisions the “The Rite of Spring” as a radically deconstructed performance event. The digital media installation remixes sections of the “The Rite of Spring,” presented with small groups of dancers in “pods” arranged around the room. The audience is encouraged to walk through the room to watch and listen to the piece on their own individual terms. The dancers gradually transform the space from this unstructured experience to a circular performance environment, where the event concludes with the sacrificial dance from the “The Rite of Spring” on the central platform.
Admission is free but ticketed.
The Sacre Project Website
For details on UCI’s February events, contact the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or visit Claire Trevor School of the Arts: UC Irvine
For more information on Pacific Symphony’s events, call (714) 755-5799 or visit PacificSymphony.org
Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)
Reinterpreting Masterworks Tour
Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. – “Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain” Exhibit
OCMA Invites Re-Rite of Spring Project participants to take part in a private tour that explores the art of reinterpreting masterworks by delving into its current exhibition, “Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain.” which includes reinterpretations of canonical works by Jacques-Louis David, Edgar Degas, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Pablo Picasso and Georges Seurat. Richard Jackson, who was known for breaking rules and defying convention, is considered one of the most radical artists of the last 40 years, not unlike the artists who conceived “The Rite of Spring.” Participants are encourage to attend this free event to help inspire their reinterpretations of The Rite of Spring.
Center for Living Peace – Third Birthday Celebration
ReRite of Spring Exhibition
May 18-19, 2013: University Center Irvine
Artists/musicians/dancers, etc. participating in the ReRite Project may be selected to display/present their reinterpretations at the Center for Living Peace, as part of its third anniversary celebration. The Center, located near UC Irvine campus,” is founded on the belief that “good happens”—that one kind act can inspire a multitude of good deeds. The Center offers a variety of community programs, events and service opportunities that give back and make Good Happen in the community.
For more information, visit The Center For Living Peace.
The Rite of Spring 100th Anniversary Performances
June 6–8, 2013: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall 8.p.m.
With an underlying theme of Russian “ballet” music, the program explores the transition of the ballet from the traditional to the radical, while exploring Stravinsky’s reverence for Tchaikovsky and the fascinating bridge that inexorably linked the two composers.
CARL ST.CLAIR – conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY: Excerpts from The Nutcracker
TCHAIKOVSKY: Excerpts from Swan Lake
TCHAIKOVSKY: Lullaby in the Storm
STRAVINSKY: Excerpts from The Fairy’s Kiss
STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring
For more information about Pacific Symphony tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit PacificSymphony.org
Selected ReRites submitted to this site may be chosen for presentation in the lobby during these concerts.
The Pacific Symphony
The Rite of Spring Plazacast
June 8, 2013: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Plaza – between Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Segerstrom Hall
The Pacific Symphony’s final Rite of Spring performance is the second free “Inside and Out” Plazacast, a live simulcast that takes place on the plaza outside the concert hall beginning at 8 p.m. (The first Plazacast took place last June for the Symphony’s season finale, a performance of “Beethoven Ninth” that attracted several thousand attendees.) The festivities for “The Rite of Spring” begin earlier in the day with performances by community ensembles that have been invited to perform on the plaza prior to the start of the simulcast. The public is invited to come early, bring chairs and blankets, and picnic on the plaza, while enjoying a preview and live interviews with key guest artists. A selection of food will be available for purchase. This unique event is free and open to the public with no ticket required.
Admission is free and not ticketed.
For more information about Pacific Symphony, visit PacificSymphony.org
Selected ReRites submitted to this site may be chosen for presentation as part of the Plazacast.