how a successful work becomes cult

Room With a View by La Horde at the Théâtre du Châtelet, March 4, 2020. )Cyril Moreau

DECRYPTION - The Rite of Spring, Folk-S, Pixel Where Room with a View, currently playing in Paris, are now hits. A status that is impossible to anticipate, but a few key elements help achieve this holy grail.

What's in common between The Rite of Spring, of Pina Bausch, FOLK-Sby Alessandro Sciarroni, pixelby Mourad Merzouki, and Room With a View, of The Horde? These four titles are on display this fall and designate successful works or even, as this one is great, cult works. Other than that, they have absolutely nothing to do with each other. Pina Bausch created her Sacred in 1975. This telluric piece, entered into the repertoire of major companies, is now danced at La Villette by African dancers: “It's an idea of ​​Salomon Bausch. Africa is the only country where his mother had not been, he wanted the continent to meet this work», explains Claire Verlet, dance programmer at the Théâtre de la Ville. The piece was rehearsed by Malou Auraido, dancer of Pina Bausch, at the École des sables created by Maurice Béjart in Dakar and brilliantly directed by Germaine Acogny. The evening it was to be given at the Théâtre de Dakar, the pandemic closed it. The dancers…

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