Le massacre du printemps
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Ballet inspired by le Sacre du printemps - The Rite of Spring by Vaslav Nijinski- The work is divided into two parts, which question the very principles of the original ballet. In the first act of Stravinsky's work, entitled ‘The Adoration of Earth’, the choreography recalls the agricultural dances of pagan Russia. For Rosier the dancers, imitating the movements and gestures of farmers in the act of cultivating fields, connect the act of worshiping the land with the beginning of its progressive exploitation. For this reason the ‘worship’ of the original ballet is revealed as the beginning of an unstoppable ‘exploitation’: ‘the peasants become ears of wheat, the destiny of humanity is linked to that of plants’. We treat ourselves as we treat plants, industrialized, commodified. The blind pursuit of growth, avidity, greed, only reflect our inability to ever be satisfied. This bottomless dissatisfaction is the reason for the disaster’.
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Museum of Modern Art Naples, IT
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