In what is only her third live performance since her return to choreography in 2000, Yvonne Rainer
looks to the controversial premiere of The Rite of Spring, the brilliant collaboration between composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, which shocked Paris audiences in 1913 with its ???primitive??? movement vocabulary and dissonant musical score, as the springboard for a radical work of her own.
Drawing on a wide range of source material for movement and gestures??”from the BBC??™s dramatization Riot at the Rite, to Sarah Bernhardt, Robin Williams, Groucho Marx, and Rainer??™s own seminal Trio A??”RoS Indexical re-envisions the original production??™s choreographic breakthrough with an evening-length work that highlights both Rainer??™s persistent innovation and her profound understanding of the motifs of this historic work, one hundred years later.