OPFER/ The Sacrifice of Kareth Schaffer
At least 186 choreographers have attempted Le Sacre du Printemps. Once it may have been synonymous with scandal; however, for many decades thereafter it constituted a badge of achievement for the ambitious choreographer. Why would a young choreographer do yet another version of Sacre? Sacre is no longer about innovation: it ensures that a pagan time, a circular time, is honored. Between market imperatives, personal desires, and a whole lot of historical baggage, the sacrifice must still be prepared. In OPFER/The Sacrifice of Kareth Schaffer, the Chosen One explains why there was never much choice involved.
Choreography/Performance: Kareth Schaffer
Advice: Lee Meir, Martin Hansen
Date and place of premiere: 15.11.2014, Sacre 100, HAU Berlin