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The Making of The Rite of Spring

Beyond choreography and the rehearsal studio, performances at Desert Botanical Garden entail more than set and costume design, it means building a venue from the ground up. Outside, in the desert with an incredible 60-foot stage, and rows of lighting towers and speakers. And this year The Rite of Spring will feature new set pieces, inspired by the Papago Buttes and designed by Douglas Clarke.

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For costumes, Ib has turned to his other artistic passions again, painting! “The costumes this year will be part painted fabric, mixed with other elements. Having a specific vision, I am very hands on in the design and creation process. I have worked with our Costume Director, Leonor Texidor, for many years and I love seeing these things come to life.”

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