Halcyon Stage @ Dock 5: Stravinsky Rave Rite of Spring Dance Party
March 18, 2017 | Dock 5 at Union Market | 8:00PM Doors Open, 8:30PM Performance, 10:00PM DJ Set | $40
Feel the pulse of revolution in a full orchestra performance of Stravinsky’s iconic Rite of Spring. Halcyon partners with The Experiential Orchestra and conductor James Blachly to bring a classical music rave to Dock 5 at Union Market. Audience members are invited to dance and experience the physicality of this famously riot-inducing ballet. Curated DJ sets from Will Eastman blending electronic and classical styles complete a night of shock, awe and musical rebellion. Washington Ballet dancers Morgann Rose and Darion Flores perform a world premiere duet by noted choreographer Stuart Loungway set to J.S. Bach’s emotional Sarabande in D minor performed live by celebrated NYC artist Henry Wang, violin.
Igor Stravinsky stunned the world with his Rite of Spring Paris premiere in 1913, accompanied by Nijinsky’s iconoclastic choreography. The savage power and brilliance of the music feels revolutionary again in the Rite of Spring Dance Party, where you can bust your best moves to the Glorification of the Chosen One and dance to exhaustion in the Danse Sacrale. The Experiential Orchestra — comprised of some of New York and D.C.’s top musicians and conducted by James Blachly — will provide the Stravinsky, and the audience will provide their own impromptu choreography.
Halcyon Stage @ Dock 5 is a partnership with EDENS and Union Market dedicated to spreading creativity across Washington, D.C. and to offering performances and immersive experiences in one of the fastest growing sections of our city.