Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium | Edmonton, Alberta
Peek into the frenzied folklore of Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring courtesy of the Alberta Ballet this May 11 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. The double feature will showcase a beautifully grim fairytale of trees and temptations, as well as a Pagan-based interpretive work centered on the circle of spring and rebirth. Morgann Runacre-Temple and Nicolo Fonte front the production via choreography, with music by Frank Moon and Igor Stravinsky, and set and costume design by Kinsun Chan and David Heuvel. Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring is part of the four-program lineup of Canada’s elite dance company, concluding the season in five awe-inspiring performances in the capital city of Edmonton. The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, an indoor performing arts venue, will host the occasion, guaranteeing a once-in-a-lifetime experience thanks to its state-of-the-art theatrical amenities and first-class patron comfort. Claim your reservations for Alberta Ballet’s Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring by clicking the button above!
In conclusion of its 2023-24 season, the Alberta Ballet company offers a five-date engagement featuring the double bill production Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring. The string of shows will be presented at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in the month of May, with its final performance scheduled on Saturday the 11th.
“This is a truly ambitious and daring program to close our 2023/24 season. Both choreographers are widely celebrated for their unique style and powerful storytelling. Their influence is essential to the continued evolution of our artistic identity, and I am overjoyed to share these works with you,” Artistic Director Christopher Anderson shares in an official press statement.
Past the trees and into the unknown, Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring invites audiences to enter a world where two classics collide against a twisted backdrop of forest and folklore. Der Wolf, a dark reimagining of the Little Red Riding Hood fable, had its world premiere in 2021 at the Austrian Graz Oper. In a primal sense, this production examines the clash between threat and temptation, devotion and dominance, through the decisions made by the tale’s heroine. Three chances. Three chances to change the story will be given, and whatever path is paved will be her conquest… Or her undoing.
The Rite of Spring, on the other hand, is a 20th-century orchestral ballet work based on Pagan mythology. It revolves around the concept of community in a primitive ecology and how ritualistic sacrifice epitomizes the cycle of rebirth in both vivid and subtle abstraction. Spring brings with it the promise of youth and bounty, but one has to sow before one reaps. And thus, blood will water the earth.
Der Wolf Artistic Credits
Morgann Runacre-Temple - Choreography
Frank Moon - Music
Kinsun Chan - Set and Costume Design
The Rite of Spring Artistic Credits
Nicolo Fonte - Choreography
Igor Stravinsky - Music (from the original 1913 production)
David Heuvel - Set and Costume Design
Michael Mazzola - Set and Lighting Design
Nestled in the cultural heart of Edmonton, Canada, the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium will hold the closing exhibition. The historic performance facility has made several renovations throughout the decades, with its most recent ones dedicated to patron comfort, including refurbished seats, state-of-the-art climate control, and acoustic enhancements. Make your reservations soon for the Alberta Ballet dance company’s curtain call for Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring on Saturday, May 11th.