RIOT Offspring

Creation 2013
Wang Ramirez - RIOT Offspring

RIOT Offspring

Creation 2013
Sébastien Ramirez was one of five choreographers invited by Sadler's Wells for the creation of RIOT Offspring for the celebration of the centenary of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

In 1913, the unfamiliar sounds of The Rite of Spring were enough to ignite rage and rioting in a passionate public. 100 years later, prompted by recent riots, the cast of 100 dancers in RIOT Offspring explore their own perceptions of rites, rituals and riots, creating a powerful piece of dance theatre.

RIOT Offspring, the third commission in the String of Rites series, marking the centenary of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring unites five international choreographers, the Southbank Sinfonia and an intergenerational cast of 100 dancers drawn from the local community. 
The work explores contemporary reactions to this iconic music and to themes of rites, rituals and riots.
A key reason this new dance production has been commissioned (besides its inclusion in the String of Rites, the mini-season focused on Stravinsky’s landmark score) is to reinforce Sadler’s Wells’ commitment to bring dance to all kinds of people regardless of age, race, cultural background, physical ability or level of experience. 

Sadler's Wells Production

Choreographers :
Sébastien Ramirez
Mafalda Deville  

Pascal Merighi (guest artist, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch) 
Ivan Blackstock 
Simeon Qsyea

Orchestra : 
Southbank Sinfonia

Conductor :
Gerry Cornelius

The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps)

Composer :
Igor Stravinsky
Lighting Designer :
Adam Carree

Writer :
Yemisi Blake

Costume :
Designer Abigail Hammond

Costume Supervisor :
Joanna Beart-Albrecht

Costume Assistant :
Jessie McKenzie