AfteRite

AfteRite
2018

Company
American Ballet Theatre

Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Music
Igor Stravinsky

Set and Costume Design
Vicki Mortimer

Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Film Design
Ravi Deepres

Originally danced by
Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo, Alessandra Ferri, Blaine Hoven, Gabe Shayer, Jenny Tattersall, Devon Teuscher, Emily Wong

Premiere date and venue
21 May 2018, Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, USA

“McGREGOR’s DRAMA IS INGENIOUS AND OFTEN SUSPENSEFUL“ 

The New York Times

Inside the last colony, humanity is a fragile frontier and survival demands the fittest. As nature reclaims its rites, a mother must choose what she holds most dear and what she can afford to lose.

AfteRite is Wayne McGregor's first ballet for American Ballet Theatre; his entirely new take on The Rite of Spring.

To Igor Stravinsky's iconic score, McGregor collaborates with long-time artistic collaborators Lucy Carter (Autobiography, Woolf Works, Chroma), Vicki Mortimer (Genus, Qualia, Yantra) and Ravi Deepres (Atomos, Atomos filmEntity).


Co-commissioned by American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Danish Ballet.
Filming and research - special thanks to the European Southern Observatory (ESO), astronomers and staff at Paranal and ALMA.


Images: Marty Sohl, courtesy of American Ballet Theatre