Meryl Tankard’s “The Oracle”
Set to “The Rite of Spring,” by Igor Stravinsky
Paul White, Dancer
Lamont Symphony Orchestra,
Lawrence Golan, Conductor
Tickets | Wednesday | February 13 | 2013 | 7:30 P.M.
In the 100th anniversary year of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Meryl Tankard, Australia’s iconic dance choreographer offers another masterpiece for international dance audiences. With The Oracle, she brings forth a stunning new work driven by the power of Stravinsky’s seminal work, inspired by Nijinsky’s traumatic life, and imbued with the spirit of Ingmar Bergman’s Virgin Spring. As in Nijinsky’s original 1913 choreography for Stravinsky’s masterpiece, Tankard’s The Oracle captures a furious vitality and pagan sensuality, but now re-contextualized for a 21st century audience.