Pina Bausch. Choreographer, Rite of Spring (Stravinsky). My favorite choreography of this piece. Original choreo by Nijinksy is lost. Most people know this revolution of music and dance created a riot when debuted by Diaghilev's Ballets Russe.
Did The Rite of Spring really spark a riot? - Of all the scandals of the history of art, none is so scandalous as the one that took place on the evening of 29 May 1913 in Paris at the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring. The Rite descended into a riot, the story goes. Magnified in the retelling, it has acquired the unquestionable certainty that only legend can have.