Rites | Dying To Dance


Basketball, acrobatics, and ‘ballsy’ comedy meet contemporary dance in this race against time, and each other.

A contemporary take on Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, a story of a pagan spring ritual where the chosen one dances to death, the contest has now shifted to an intergenerational struggle, with each player pushing their body to its limits. The clock is ticking, the scores are even, raising the pulse and the heartbeat, as time is literally running out….who is going to lose?

“…Why is Cinderella bad at sports? Because she has a pumpkin for a coach, and she runs away from the ball…” 


Director Sally Richardson
Lighting + Sound Joe Lui
Featuring Natalie Allen, Laura Boynes, Kynan Hughes, Stefan Karlsson, + Yvan Karlsson