Bowen McCauley Dance played to a packed house at the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center April 5 and 6 with a program that included choreographer Lucy Bowen McCauley’s version of “Le Sacre du Printemps” (The Rite of Spring) on the ballet’s 100th anniversary. The dance is a dramatic portrayal of ritualistic human sacrifice, set to the music Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
The program also included two premieres, “Fire and Air,” based on the moment Cleopatra poisons herself and joins lover Mark Antony in the afterlife, and “Tableaux de Provence.” The fourth piece, “Before the Fall,” based on the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme, was capably performed by the Maryland Youth Ballet.
The company will reprise “Le Sacre du Printemps” in a special performance with the Alexandria Symphony at the National Gallery of Art, East Building Atrium on Fourth and Constitution Ave., NW, at 6:30 PM on May 19.
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