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1913: RITE OF SPRING


To mark the centenary of the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in Paris, The Glasgow School of Art presents 1913: Rite of Spring: Exhibitions and Events presenting artwork, performances and ideas, by alumni and students across GSA disciplines and programmes, with contemporary and critical approaches to the Rite of Spring and its milieu.   1913 will take place in May 2013 at venues across Glasgow:  The Underground Car Park at Fleming House, The Hidden Gardens, Mono and The Old Hairdresser’s.


Written by Igor Stravinsky for the 1913 Paris season of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes and choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, ‘The Rite of Spring’ premiered on May 29th 1913 at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris and caused immediate uproar.  The story of pagan sacrifice, the avant-garde nature of the music, the outrageous costumes and unusual choreography prompted audience members to riot and had critics up in arms.


1913 presents a stage in which Stravinsky’s piece, it’s sound, influence, resonances and avant-garde setting are interpreted, appropriated and played around with.  The Underground Car Par, opening 10th May, will host an Exhibition for the first time.  Alongside installations, videos and 2D works, a drummed interpretation of the Rite of Spring will be played by John Nicol & Friends.  The Hidden Gardens is hosting an exhibition of quieter, more contemplative artworks: props for imaginary performances.    The opening night on the 18th of May, will feature a video/ music collaboration by Zoe Williams & Tom Marshallsay at Tramway 3, and a performance by Romany Dear at the Hidden Gardens. 



For more information visit www.nineteenthirteen.org

Curated by Sukaina Kubba.  Contact: info@nineteenthirteen.org

Rite of Spring GSA Coordinator: Kim O’Neill



MONAD will be presented by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Glasgow School of Art, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and supported by Scottish Ballet.  The performance will have its World Premiere at Tramway on 18 March 2013.  Composed by Hugh Holton and Jay Capperauld with choreography by Hubert Essakow, the piece will be performed by students from BA Modern Ballet students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with costume designs by BDes Fashion & Textile Design students from The Glasgow School of Art and music performed by members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  The conductor is Pierre-André Valade.



THE GOLDEN O BY ZOE WILLIAMS