Winterreise·The Rite of Spring
Inspired by Franz Schubert’s Winterreise in 1827, Helen’s choreography first premiered in 1984. The piece describes the inner journey of a wayfarer travelling alone on the wintry road. This new version of 2019 features live performance by noted pianist Colleen Lee and bass-baritone Apollo Wong.
The Rite of Spring
1913. The legendary opening night of The Rite of Spring.
Choreographer, performers, audience, tussle of power.
A three-way tug-of-war, of conflicts and dependencies
Helen Lai’s Rite of Spring premiered at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall in 1992 and made its debut in Taiwan at Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in 1994. This homecoming production is accompanied by two pianists, Helen Cha and Colleen Lee.
*By kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre