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In The Sacrifice, South African choreographer Dada Masilo embodies the rituals of Tswana dance in a work inspired by Pina Bausch's “The Rite of Spring.” Masilo expands upon the concept of sacrifice, building a unique narrative by fusing ballet with modern and traditional dance to reimagine classic tales. The traditional dance of Botswana, Tswana dance is both rhythmic and expressive, rooted in storytelling and healing practices—a fertile base on which Masilo expertly melds disparate styles. 

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Content Advisory: The Sacrifice contains partial nudity.

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Funding Credits

Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Dada Masilo: The Sacrifice provided by Kathleen A. Scott. Special support provided by Jane E. Goldberg. Commissioning support for The Sacrifice provided, in part, by The Joyce’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.

Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

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Running Time

Approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes with no intermission.

May 23—28 The Joyce in Chelsea

Dada Masilo

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