Laurent Chétouane

In Performance: Laurent Chétouane – Sacré Sacre du Printemps (Vienna, Austria)

Sacré Sacre du Printemps Laurent Chétouane Tanzquartier Wien 12.10.-13.10.2012 Vienna, Austria One of the most influential works of music and dance history, Le Sacre du Printemps, is the theme of the latest work by Laurent Chétouane. Igor Stravinsky’s composition, which initially met with incomprehension and harsh rejection at its première in 1913, has since inspired numerous artists. Understood as a musical epochal work of modernism, the stramge is placed at the core of our society, adapted through this integration and as a result robbed of its strangeness. Laurent Chétouane picks up on these considerations: how can one leave the strange as strange? He shifts the view from the ritual sacrificial victim of spring to the choreographic and visual »sacrifice« of the work, Le Sacre du Printemp...