Swimming the Channel - Stravinsky


Choreography by Amy Chavasse

The University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance 2008

I. First woman to swim the English Channel

II. The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

III. Attempted assassination of Lenin

IV. The invention of the portable vacuum cleaner

V. The murder of Trotsky (climbing axe in the head)

Choreographer’s Notes: The organizing and inspirational element that drove the creation of the dance comes from identifying events that occurred during the years in which each piece of music by Stravinsky was premiered.

I was asked to create short animations illustrating the above five events.

Animations: Sue Rees

Swimming the Channel - Stravinsky Revisited from Sue Rees on Vimeo.