Taking his inspiration from the original ballet, Le Sacre du Printemps by Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky, David Bolger created a bold and vigorous choreography. Stravinsky’s score evoked the return of spring and man’s need to propitiate the earth by the sacrifice of a young girl who danced herself to death. Bolger’s interpretation is a visual metaphor of Stravinsky’s music set in the present day.

Choreography David Bolger
Composer Igor Stravinsky
Set and Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costume Designer Joan O’Clery
Original Cast Daryn Crosbie, Justine Doswell, Benjamin Dunks, James Hosty, Robert Jackson, Emma O’Kane, Eric Lacey, Simone Litchfield, Orla Mc Feely, Johnathan Mitchell, Mariam Ribón
Hair and Make-up Designer Val Sherlock
Technical Manager Eamon Fox
Stage Manager Shelley Bourke


Past Performances

22 January – 2 February 2002 | Project Arts Centre | Dublin, Ireland
Other Performances
6 February 2002 | Siamsa Tire | Tralee, Ireland
9 February 2002 | Black Box Theatre | Galway, Ireland
13 February 2002 | Garter Lane Arts Centre | Waterford, Ireland
16 February 2002 | An Grianán Theatre| Letterkenny, Ireland
21 February 2002 | Backstage Theatre | Longford, Ireland
23 February 2002 | Dunamaise Theatre | Portlaoise, Ireland
1-2 March 2002 | Draíocht | Blanchardstown, Ireland



“In essence, it was a directorial triumph for choreographer David Bolger who has created a contemporary cinematic equivalent of Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s original ballet. This is a highly polished production, with a heightened sense of visual theatre” The Sunday Tribune

“No sequence is without resonance, with each nuanced movement exploring the nature of human behaviour or alluding to the harmony and disharmony of relationships” The Sunday Times