FrenetiCore Dance presents The Rite of Summer and Film Noir

Photo by Pin Lim

FrenetiCore Dance will revive its 2013 show, The Rite of Summer, which was originally created to commemorate the centennial of Stravinsky’s 1913 masterpiece, The Rite of Spring. Whereas the original Nijinsky ballet told the story of a primitive human sacrifice ritual, French’s choreography is a celebration of life, nature, and the exuberance of a bright summer day.

The Rite of Summer program will also feature Film Noir, a new 18-minute dance work choreographed by Artistic Director Rebecca French and set to the music of Houston singer-songwriter Andrew Karnavas. The piece takes its inspiration from Karnavas’ album of the same name, and features interactive art projections by Grace Rodriguez and innovative choreography that celebrates film noir style with a story of hard-boiled detectives, femme fatales, danger, love and murder. The production will incorporate costumes by Ashley Horn and film projections to create a shadowy, sultry mood full of romantic intrigue.



Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002


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