An extreme experience: a man and a woman nearly breathe the life out of each other
An extreme experience: a man and a woman nearly breathe the life out of each other. This is how French choreographer David Wampach opens up a new perspective on Vaslav Nijinsky's The Rite of Spring in his latest piece Sacre. Together with dancer Tamar Shelef he exhausts himself on stage in the process. Only traces are left of the original. Some patterns of movement and a few notes of Stravinsky's music. In a minimalist setting, with a grotesque and eerie touch, Wampach and Shelef work with hyperventilation so excessively that even the audience nearly lose their breath. The show is part of French Highlights, a platform featuring the choreographers and directors whose work is making headlines in France today.