JANUARY 10 – 14 – DANCE – SACRE by DAVID WAMPACH – An extreme experience: a man and a woman nearly breathe the life out of each other. This is how French choreographer David Wampach opens up a new perspective on Vaslav Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring in his latest piece SACRE. Together with dancer Tamar Shelef he exhausts himself on stage in the process. Only traces are left of the original. Some patterns of movement and a few notes of Stravinsky’s music. In a minimalist setting, with a grotesque and eerie touch, Wampach and Shelef work with hyperventilation so excessively that even the audience nearly lose their breath.

SACRE is co-presented by The Invisible Dog Art Center and Performance Space 122 and, with additional support from Chez Bushwick, as part of PS122’s 8th Annual COIL Festival.

SACRE is part of French Highlights, a platform featuring the choreographers and directors whose work is making headlines in France today.  Performances, artists’ salons, and networking events, will take place from January 10th to 15th, 2013, in New York please visit:

US Premier

Jan 10 – 11, 14 7:30pm
Jan 13 5pm

Free admission w. reservation [click here]
Donations are welcome

Choreographer: David Wampach
Performers: David Wampach & Tamar Shelef
Sound Designer: Mikko Hynninen
Stage Manager: Gaëtan Lebret
Artistic Collaborators: Chiara Gallerani, Johanna Korthals Altes, Enora Rivière, Mark Tompkins and Christian Ubl

Watch video here

Co-produced by Festival Montpellier Danse, Centre national de la danse – Pantin, Centre Chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté à Belfort with support from Fondation d/entreprise Hermés, Tanzquartier – Wien and adc – Generva, Modul-dance programme, Ménagerie de Verre for Studiolab. Additional help provided by Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, CNDC, and Centre national de Danse contemporaine d’Angers. L’Association Achles receives the support from Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Languedoc-Roussillon, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Ville de Montpellier. Additional presentation support from Réseau en scène Languedoc- Roussillon within the framework of the collaboration between the Institut français and Région Languedoc- Roussillon, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance and Jerome Robbins Foundation, Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel, NY.