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The Rite of Summer

The Rite of Summer

Dates: August 29-31 at 8pm

Location: Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd.

Tickets: $10 early bird, $15 presale, $20 at the door, $25 reserved seating. For tickets please visit

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FrenetiCore premieres The Rite of Summer at Frenetic Theater August 29-31 with performances by guest company Psophonia.

FrenetiCore presents a multi-media dance theater homage to Stravinsky’s epic masterwork, The Rite of Spring on its centennial anniversary. Rebecca French’s provoking and physical contemporary choreography combines with manipulated versions of the original atonal and dissonant music by laptop musician Chris Becker. Visual art and projections by Varina Rush and costumes by Ashley Horn set the stage for the exciting re-imagining of Stravinsky’s classic. The Rite of Summer pays tribute to the artistic movements prevalent at the time of the ballet premiere while bringing the revolutionary work into the 21st century by incorporating new technologies and concepts.

The cast of 13 dancers transform into abstract beings--surreal, sharp and sensual creatures. Boundless athletic bodies express the yearning, struggle and beauty of Stravinsky’s score through daring dance theater. Celebrate the end of summer with FrenetiCore’s fresh twist on the classic!

The Rite of Summer dancers include Kira Boerkircher, Adam Castaneda, Dorianne Castillo, Makeda Easter, Rebecca French, Ashley Horn, Mallory Horn, Lauren Hurstell, Shohei Iwahama, Taylor Martin, Mollie Miller and Ruben Trevino.

  Infinite Shapes of Creatures, a multidisciplinary work by Psophonia of dance and live music, weaves together impressions inspired by poet Edmund Spenser’s The Fairie Queene. The poem describes a garden of rebirth, rejuvenation and reinvention where souls appear as flowers -"daily they grow and daily forth are sent into the world to replenish more."  A collaborative venture between Sophia L. Torres of Psophonia Dance Company with flutist Adrienne Inglis and harpist Shana Norton of Chaski, the performance features music by American composer Alan Hovhaness' The Garden of Adonis.  Dancers include Stephanie Beall, Karin Celeste, Vi Dieu, Taylor McAnulty, Tory Pierce, Kristina Prats and Arielle Tesia Rojas.

Photo by Trish Badger

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Fri, Aug. 30, 2013
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


Frenetic Theater
5102 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77011