The Rite of Spring: Projection Mapping


Experience Seeta Patel Dance’s The Rite of Spring, Indian dance married with Western classical music performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, in a unique, vibrant immersive outdoor experience.

Performed by six dancers, including Seeta Patel herself, the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, with its intricate rhythmic footwork, geometric and dynamic movements and expressive prowess, transforms Igor Stravinsky’s iconic ballet. Normally seen as a solo dance form, Seeta Patel Dance’s The Rite Of Spring is a rare chance to see contemporary Bharatanatyam performed in an ensemble.

This version was created, filmed and recorded alongside the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra specially to be projected, creating an epic audio and visual experience. Seeta Patel Dance’s The Rite of Spring comes off the stage and on to local landmarks and buildings, animating these spaces and bringing the drama of the theatre into new realms, allowing audiences to experience The Rite of Spring in an entirely unique immersive yet intimate way.

Choreography & Direction: Seeta Patel
Music Score: Igor Stravinsky
Vocals: Roopa Mahadevan – featured between Acts 1 and 2 of Stravinsky’s score as part of a 4-minute interlude. Composed by vocalist solely for this choreography.
Music Recording Played by: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 
Conducted by: Kirill Karabits
Dancers: Seeta Patel
Indu Panday
Shree Savani
Moritz Zavan Stoeckle
Sundaresan Ramesh
Aishani Ghosh
Rehearsal Directors: Kamala Devam, Sarah Gasser
Partners & Funders: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Arts Council England
Film & Postproduction: Wayne Sables Projects
Additional Editing: Julien Kottukapally
Sound Recording: KA Productions
Lighting Design: Warren Letton
Lighting Associate: Bethany Gupwell
Production Manager: Bethany Gupwell
Costumes: Small Shop
Co-Producers: Spin-Arts, Uprise Rebel
Special Thanks to:
Dougie Scarfe, Heather Duncan, Julien Kottukapally, The Place, Quarter House Folkestone, Watermans Arts Centre Cast, Doncaster, Lighthouse Poole,

The performance of The Rite of Spring has been given permission by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited.

The Rite of Spring: Projection Mapping Trailer