“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” – ARISTOTLE

There are a lot of moving parts that come together to create an experience like Rite & Revolution. Our conductor, renowned for his work in contemporary media: our choreographer, a wunderkind: our composer, an award winning interdisciplinary artist: our lighting designer, the creator of behind-the-scenes magic at every major WA event. Our esteemed dance ensemble was selected from an Australia-wide open application process yielding over 70 submissions. The six selected all hail originally from Western Australia; they represent the best and brightest of Australian contemporary dance.

THE COLLABORATORS

All independent creative artists, all Western Australian; we are privileged to have them contribute to this project.

CONDUCTOR » Jon Tooby
CHOREOGRAPHER » Scott Elstermann
DANCER » Giorgia Schijf
DANCER » Briannah Davis
DANCER » Ella Watson-Heath
COMPOSER » R. E. Smith
LIGHTING » Alex Spartalis
DANCER » Ellie Matzer
DANCER » Jo Omodei
DANCER » Meg Scheffers
MUSICIANS » The WA Youth Orchestra & Guests

THE REPERTOIRE

Rite & Revolution brought together classic ‘right-of-passage’ masterworks, contemporary music, and the work of a historically overlooked but critically important composer. Though eclectic, this vibrant selection of pieces play off each other in new and interesting ways certain to surprise and delight.


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Overture to the Song of Hiawatha: Op. 30, No. 3

Composed in 1900



Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy Overture

Composed in 1880



Rebecca Erin Smith

Foreigner or Foreigner

Composed in 2014



Igor Stravinsky

Rite of Spring

Composed in 1913


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