Chinese dance legend and renowned choreographer Yang Liping—a 2018 judge on So You Think You Can Dance: China—brings her stunning reimagining of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring to Stanford. A product of her native Chinese culture intermingled with the Tibetan concept of nature and life, Liping’s Rite of Spring spins an abstract legend of the path of salvation embodied by the sacrificial peacock. Through spectacular set design and exquisite costumes, the production creates a distinctive universe where time, space, and life coexist in endless reincarnation.
A Peacock Contemporary Dance Company Production; Co-Produced with Stanford Live with generous support from the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund; China Shanghai International Arts Festival; Sadler’s Wells, London; DYRS Group; Melbourne International Arts Festival; Brisbane Festival; Beijing Poly Theatre Management Co., Ltd.; and Edinburgh International Festival.
The Stanford Live presentation is generously supported by the Koret Foundation.