There are quite a few items in this year’s Israel Festival lineup that tend towards the more challenging or at least the more surprising side of the artistic tracks. But the play The Rite of Spring, which will be performed by the She She Pop troupe from Germany, takes the unpredictability element several steps further.
What could be more antithetical to the classic figure of the Polish Jewish mother than offspring berating their parent for making what the kids believe to be unjustifiable sacrifices? That, in essence, is what The Rite of Spring is about.
The name of the play comes from the composition by Stravinsky, which forms the sonic backdrop for the onstage action that centers around four actors who interact with images of their own respective mothers projected onto giant cloth screens.