Spring Works - An exploration of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Fri 11 Oct 2019


We’re delighted to bring choreographer, dancer and combat veteran Roman Baca to Berwick, after sponsoring his application for a Fulbright Fellowship to come to the UK - find out more about his Fulbright Fellowship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance HERE.

Watch a clip of this show's Work in Progress HERE and listen to Roman Baca discuss his process, including how he came to work with The Maltings HERE.

This is ground-breaking, challenging work, exciting work taking place live in Berwick. Don’t miss your chance to share in what’s likely to be a transformative experience for everyone involved.

"Roman Baca is an exceptionally talented individual doing truly extraordinary work." - Prof Anthony Bowne, Principal of Trinity Laban.

After 3 years gestation, our latest international collaboration explores ritual and youth sacrifice in the context of both the 1918 Armistice and the present day through a response to Stravinsky’s astonishing two piano version of The Rite of Spring. 

One of 30 Fulbright scholars currently studying in the UK, Baca and his company will spend a week working at The Maltings before this informal sharing of this work-in-progress - ultimately aiming to connect military veterans, victims of war and civilians through this collaboration with dancers, musicians, and artists. 

Roman Baca is a classically trained ballet dancer who served as a US Marine in Iraq, then returned to the US and re-embraced a ballet career, forming his own acclaimed dance company. As the recipient of a 2017 Fulbright award, he’s currently pursuing an MFA in Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Whilst at Trinity Laban, he is also conducting research into other organisations that are connecting military veterans with the performing arts.