April 20 at 8 p.m. (note new time)
April 21 at 2 p.m.
Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill,
The Schools of Dance, Music, and Design & Production of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts present a vivid kaleidoscope of invention and rediscovery in a bold 4-piece concert inspired by The Rite of Spring.
Beginning with Shen Wei’s contemporary envisioning of Rite set to Stravinsky’s original 2-piano version, the production draws from the most provocative works of the Ballets Russes with an orchestral performance of Afternoon of a Faun, a historic re-creation of Debussy’s Jeux, with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky (as reconstructed by Millicent Hodson) and sets by Leon Bakst, concluding with Borodin’s sensuous Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor featuring the UNCSA choreographic debut of the new Dean of Dance and famed ballerina Susan Jaffe.
Chancellor John Mauceri leads the UNCSA Orchestra.
SPECIAL EVENT PRICING: Tickets $31-$55.
Please visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org or
contact the CPA Box Office at 919-843-3333 for tickets and information.
Rendering by School of Design & Production Dean Joseph P. Tilford