What are you willing to sacrifice?

A new adaptation of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, featuring an all-female cast.

The Earth is scorched and barren, but the elder Sage has visions of Spring returning. This brings the Women hope for their ever-dying lands. But they are the last of their kind, and this prophecy comes at a cost - one of them must be slaughtered. Who will be the Chosen One? What are they willing to sacrifice? Is it too late to reverse the damage that has been done?

Rite of Spring imagines a future wrought by ecological collapse and human desperation, told vividly through dance, puppetry, mask, and Stravinsky’s iconic score. Rite of Spring marks the company’s first wordless production since 2014’s Doctor Caligari.

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CONTENT WARNING: Contains blood; images of death and violence.
RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes


Climate change is real. Protecting the future of our planet starts with us.

In this spirit, Pointless is donating HALF of all funds raised during our Rite of Spring campaign to Casey Trees, a DC nonprofit that works to restore, protect and enhance the tree canopy in our nation's capital.


A performance of terrible beauty
— The Washington Post

PRESS & RECOGNITION



ENSEMBLE & CREATIVE TEAM
Story by Matt Reckeweg & Patti Kalil

The Elders:
ANNE FLOWERS
EIRIN STEVENSON
ELIZABETH UNG

The Workers:
JANINE BAUMGARDNER
ACACIA DANIELSON
EMMANUELLA ENEMOR
SARA HERRERA
SADIE LEIGH*
ANNA LYNCH
SHARALYS SILVA-VÁZQUEZ

The Child:
DEIDRE STAPLES

MATT RECKEWEG* Direction
KATHY GORDON Choreography
LEX DAVIS* Fight Choreography
MARY KEEGAN Lighting & Scenic Design
FRANK LABOVITZ* Costume Design
AMY KELLETT Puppet & Props Design
NICK MARTIN Mask Design
MICHAEL WINCH^ Sound Design
MEDHA MARSTEN Dramaturgy
PATTY RANGEL Mixed Media/Installation Design
NAVID AZEEZ* & DEVIN MAHONEY* Video Programming

Featuring landscape paintings by JEAN YANG

SALLY BURGOS Stage Manager
CAOLAN EDER Assistant Stage Manager
JOSIE FELT* & LEX DAVIS Production Management
LEX DAVIS & DEVIN MAHONEY Technical Direction

Rite of Spring premiered April 27 - May 27, 2018 at Dance Loft on 14