Phoenix Dance Theatre presents The Rite of Spring


Organizer: Theatre by the Lake

Name: Theatre by the Lake

Phone: 017687 74411




Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5DJ

Price Notes

£18, £15, £10; Students, U16s, Schools £10


From M6 jct 40 and follow A66 towards Keswick, follow brown signs to Theatre and Lakeside. On foot the theatre is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Keswick.


The wonderful Phoenix Dance are back following their sell-out, standing ovation-inducing performance last year. This year they’re mounting a bold, culturally distinctive modern reworking of the iconic ballet, The Rite of Spring.

Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus re-envisions the near riot-causing original by Vaslav Nijinsky, introducing the sacred arts of Haiti, alongside contemporary global issues. In a programme change, Phoenix will also perform Left Unseen. This piece explores inclusion and isolation and our instinctive reliance on the five senses. Using precise choreography, moments of unison, interaction, sporadic bursts of movement and sudden stillness, choreographer Lebrun poses the question, how sensitive and aware can we become when we lose one of our senses…? 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
08/05/2019 08/05/2019 7.30pm