The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring. Spain and San Francisco. 2010 – 2013.
Presented with Nowhere, Growingnowhere, Billion Rising and Dance Anywhere.

Piprimosca, Spain 2010
Los Monegros, Spain 2010
1 Billion Rising, San Francisco 2013
Precita Park, San Francisco 2013 (for the 100 year anniversary of the pieces premier)

Developed with Emily Souter Johnson, Elizabeth Cooper, Larry Arrington, Honey McMoney, and Lauren Crow.

My choreography to the Rite of Spring has two iterations

1) Group: Where the anarchy of the performance is created by the clash in approaches to performance from the diverse improvisers.

2) Solo: Where the performance is both a celebration of a twisted story and a study on empowerment/surrender.

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Tessa Wills is a live artist

and choreographer with a background in music. She is from England, trained in central Europe and now lives in San Francisco. Her work elevates flaws and wounds as portals, ways of staging humanity, and often integrates eroticism to charge the pieces, which happen primarily on stage and video. Aside from the relentless pull of desire, her current practice is inspired by Hermits and professional mourning.

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