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Dada Masilo

Dance, For all Dance, For all, 2022|23 season

Dada Masilo

The Sacrifice

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Grande Halle

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duration: 1h

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Part of the musical work of Igor Stravinsky, Sacrificial Dance tells the story of a young girl destined for death according to a sacrificial rite that unleashes the seasonal forces of the earth. Inspired by the expressive rhythms of Tswana people’s curing dances, the choreography reveals a quick and animalistic body language carried by Philip Meyer’s musical composition. Songs and rhythms cross through the minimalist space together, alongside stealthy laughter. 

Dada Masilo’s passion for great classical ballets is no secret. Neither is the explosive interpretation he makes of them, in order to denounce gender stereotypes: forced marriage, homophobia, subjugation of women, as well as domestic violence. Here, the choreographer anchors the vigor of dance deep within his Bostwanese heritage and questions the notion of sacrifice in the light of our world.

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7 to 10 december 2022
Wed to fri 8pm
Sat 7pm


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Production credits

Commissionné par The Prince Claus Fund Next Generation Award 2018 (Netherlands), The Joyce Theatre Foundation’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work (USA) Avec le soutien de Buhnen Koln/Tanz Koln (Allemagne) ; Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen GmbH (Allemagne) ; RomaEuropa (Italie), Maison de la Danse Lyon (France) ; La Villette Paris (France) Remerciements particuliers à Karl Regensburger and the Impulstanz team, Vienna (Autriche)





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