A Rite @ Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
“Working with Bill so far has been nothing less than miraculous. We listen to one another and then each of us makes bold suggestions.” – Anne Bogart
A Meditation on The Rite of Spring (2013) (working title) represents an intriguing and powerful collaboration between two leading American directors and their companies. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company combine forces to explore the impact of this revolutionary piece of music, imagining the consequence of hearing the score played for the very first time. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts.
A Rite was commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A Rite was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional commissioning support provided by: The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.