On February 8, 2024, the Music Center continues its 21st season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center through February 11, 2024. The Rite of Spring & common ground[s] is is co-produced by the Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables as well as Sadler’s Wells. It is choreographed by Germaine Acogny, founder of École des Sables, and Malou Airaudo, an original member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. See below for ticket prices and dates/times. CLICK HERE to read the review.

The Music Center

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Over thirty dancers from thirteen African countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Togo.

The Rite of Spring & common ground[s]

The iconic 1975 work of the late choreographer Pina Bausch, The Rite of Spring examines the notion of unyielding ritual when the sacrifice of a “chosen one” changes the season from winter to spring. When creating her 35-minute work nearly five decades ago, Bausch asked her dancers this central question: How would you dance if you knew you were going to die? Bausch’s pioneering work, which established her iconic choreographic approach, has flourished to become one of the 20th century’s most significant

The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring; Photo by Maarten Vanden Abeele

Preceding The Rite of Spring will be common ground[s], a 30-minute work created, performed and inspired by two remarkable women. Germaine Acogny, and Malou Airaudo. Acogny is the founder of École des Sables and considered “the mother of contemporary African dance.” Airaudo has previously performed the role of the “chosen one” in The Rite of Spring multiple times. Acogny and Airaudo’s first collaboration is a poetic and tender piece that reflects their shared histories, and common ground.

Admission & Times

Tickets are on sale now—starting at $34; To purchase tickets, call 213-972-0711 or visit musiccenter.org/riteofspring

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 7:30pm; Friday, February 9, 2024, 7:30pm; Saturday, February 10, 2024, 7:30pm; Sunday, February 11, 2024, 2:00pm;

What: The Rite of Spring & common ground[s]
Where: The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., LA, 90012
When: February 8 – 11, 2024 (see above for times)
Website: http://musiccenter.org/riteofspring

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