Granary Theatre

The Rite of Spring

Torture

The workshop will run 10am – 5pm daily with a public showing at 4pm on Wednesday 17th June.

THE RITE OF SPRING: by Sarah Purcell / Meridian Theatre Company 16th/17th June This workshop will use Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring as a basis for Sarah Purcell's music-theatre piece exploring the emotional worlds that sparked the excesses of Abu Ghraib and other American detention centres in Iraq and elsewhere. The bleak, bizarre imagery of torture with which we are so familiar is used by Sarah as a starting point for musical sequences built on Stravinsky's masterpiece and for dramatic scenes developed from the imagery. As ever when confronted with such horrors, the questions are how and why ordinary people can act in bestial ways and while Stravinsky's astringent score and the brutal source images evoke the hellish world of the torture facilities the piece also touches on the mundane concerns, dreams, and fears of the soldiers who perpetrated this brutality. The workshop will run 10am – 5pm daily with a public showing at 4pm on Wednesday 17th June.

Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Granary Theatre
Date:
Time: 4pm
Location: Granary Theatre
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Granary Theatre
021 4904275
http://www.granary.ie

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