Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning
York University, Toronto
April 18–20, 2013

This international conference, celebrating the centennial of the original performance of Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), will provide participants with a range of intellectual and physical interactions into and with the work. There are three invited presenters: Lynn Garafola, Gregory Ristow, and Kevin “DJ Renegade” Gopie. Lynn Garafola will deliver the keynote address; Gregory Ristow will use movement exercises drawn from Dalcroze Eurhythmics to access some of the rhythmic complexities of Stravinsky's score; and Kevin Gopie will discuss the Ballet Boyz version of The Rite of Spring, including the motivation behind its creation, and lead a movement workshop in which some of the movements employed in the Ballet Boyz version will be taught.

The conference also will feature papers and panels presented by scholars from dance, music, theatre, and other disciplines. The interplay of interdisciplinarity and creativity that were integral to the original collaboration between Stravinsky, Nijinsky, and Roerich will be reflected in the composition of the conference sessions, with presenters grouped by common themes rather than by discipline. Throughout the conference, scholars, artists, and artist-scholars will have opportunities to explore, discuss and debate Le Sacre du printemps, its influence, and its impact from a variety of perspectives. The philosophical approach underpinning the conference is the active breaking down of disciplinary silos, providing a venue where expanded conversations and new connections can be made. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please visit the conference website at sacre.info.yorku.ca. The deadline for online registration was 10 April. Cash-only registration will be available at the conference registration desk.

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13–16 November 2014
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