On the one hundred and first anniversary of the scandalous Parisian premiere of "Le Sacre du Printemps" Suzette Field,Tribune of The Last Tuesday Society, offers a CURIOUS INVITATION to
-THE RITE OF SPRING -
THE GREAT MAY MASQUERADE
A concupiscent celebration, a fecund frolic and a dance to the death.
IN THE BALLROOM
The Rite of Spring depicts an ancient ritual in which a pagan tribe gathers to welcome the Earth's annual renewal and propitiate the gods by selecting a sacrificial virgin, who then ritually dances herself to death.
Troylus Searll will welcome you to the ballroom with The Earth's Kiss: a fantasia which takes inspiration from - and the odd liberty with - Stravinsky's seminal ballet score.
The London Gay Symphony Orchestra presents The Dance of the Earth, a terpischoreal trip through the ages, taking in the classical, the romantic and the decadent.
The Great Malarkey will initiate your into the mystery of The Secret Games of the Girls: a seductive brew of death waltz, urban skank & gypsy punk.
Attack Attack Attack will lead you to the climax of the evening, The Great Sacrificial Dance, though, due to health and safety requirements, dancing yourself death is discouraged.
As the days grow longer our moods may be subject to an epidemic of impulsive, giddy and amorous behaviour. To celebrate this forfeit of our better selves to the vernal equinox, the cabaret stars of the Family Fierce Collective will dance, strip and flip in homage to the deities of pagan yore.
Rubyyy Jones - is a force of nature: an all singing, all dancing, all stripping, comedic-shock Divaaa.
Miss Cairo - is Norfolk's only supermodel. She is the sauciest little lamb out there.
Ungewinster - is the ringmaster of modern mime, bringing you his Carrollian caterpillar and Maddening Hatter.
Moorita - is London's Tsarina of provocative cabaret, guaranteed to astound audiences into submission.
Lolo Brow - is an award winning Neo-Burlesque artist, sideshow performer, sparkly drag King and Lizard Lady.
Dott and Slim - are full time sound fools. They have engineered a bespoke soundtrack for the Rite of Spring cabaret show.
Kasai Masai - is a Congolese combo, who will have you shaking to the soukous, the dance that took the packet-boat from Africa to Cuba and back again.
The Roustabouts - are a theatrical DJ duo share a penchant for the decadent and diasporic, spinning sounds from bygone eras and exotic lands.
THE FERTILITY FEAST
Gorge yourself upon the bountiful Baroque buffet of Epicurean aphrodisiacs, seductively served by our gilded and masked mischievants.
THE DEATH RITES
Capture an immortal moment from time immemorial in our life drawing room, as Art Macabre and their cast of maidens and sage-elders recreate a pagan sacrificial ritual for the delectation of your eye and pen.
THE VIRGIN'S PENANCE
Let Captain Crop and Mistress Ivy entice you down to their dungeon of despair and delights where you can purge your passion, atone your ardour and shrive your sensuality under their iron discipline.
THE WRECK OF THE HESPERUS
Dance amid the foundered hulk of the SS Hesperus with immersive theatre company Son and Sons, where the corpse of the Captain's virginal daughter hangs still lashed to the mast, the salt sea frozen on her breast, the salt tears in her eyes.
THE CHERRY BLOSSOM VIEWING
Celebrate the coming of Spring in medieval Japan, venerated in the traditional observance of the appearance of the cherry blossom; accompanied by the ritual of shibari, the ancient art of rope binding.
THE HOT SPRINGS
Shed your clothes and subject your body & soul to ritual purification and ablution in our hot tubs, frothing with primordial potency, while you imbibe our classic movies of adoration, obsession & sacrifice.
THE RITE OF SPRING - THE GREAT MAY MASQUERADE
Saturday 24th May, 10 pm till 4 am at The Coronet Theatre SE1
Early bird tickets now on sale - £20 each or a group of five for £80
Dress code: Frolicsome fecundity – Masks Obligatory - Fairy tale characters, forgotten glamour, fantasy, Pagan Gods, Venice Carnival, circus, top hat and tails, burlesque..
* No virgins were harmed in the making of this production.