Rite of Spring willbe the second contemporary dance piece by Yang Liping. Here she offers her interpretation of one of the most revered musical scores for dance in the 20th century. A full length production for 12 performers, the work is constructed in three sections with the second section using the original Rite of Spring by Stravinsky. The first and last section will use a specially created new score, inspired by traditional music from Tibet. What sets Yang's version apart is that it will be influenced by Tibetan and Chinese symbols of nature as well as beliefs in the cyclicity of life and death.
The thematic structure of the work is: Incantation -Sacrifice-Reincarnation.