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Wayne Brings Projection Mapping to Seeta Patel’s Rite of Spring

A radical new version of one of the 20th century’s most controversial and acclaimed dance classics will soon reach a wider audience, as part of a new collaboration between choreographer Seeta Patel and filmmaker Wayne Sables.

Taking the form of Bharatanatyam (the oldest classical dance tradition in India), this bold reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s revolutionary 1913 Rite of Spring features intricate rhythmic footwork, geometric and dynamic movements and expressive prowess. The aim is to create a totally new vision of the piece, which itself caused a first night riot at its Paris premier.

Seeta Patel, started her dance journey at the age of 10 as Bharatanatyam student, and by the age of 23 had transitioned to becoming a full time professional dancer, ultimately becoming artistic director of her own Bristol-based company.

Award-winning film maker and multi media specialist Wayne has filmed the whole Rite of Spring -which has been in conjunction with Spin Arts - as part of a project that will see the work become part of a major projection mapping piece. Wayne is a specialist in Project Mapping, the digital technique that can turn anything from cars to buildings and natural landmarks into display spaces. 

“This is one of the most complex projection mapping commissions I have worked on and also one of the most exciting,” said Wayne. "Although we have filmed in a theatre, the film adaptation will be projection mapped onto large scale pubic buildings, utilising multiple surfaces to create a totally immersive experience that places the viewer at the heart of Seeta’s incredible reinterpretation. Seeta’s vision is an exhilarating blend of Western classical music and Indian classical dance and the projection mapping process will add an extra layer of excitement and bring dance to an even wider audience.”

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