The Rite of Spring (Ballet) from Opera Théâtre et Ballet de Novosibirsk. Set design by Alain Lagarde.

The Rite of Spring (Ballet) from Opera Théâtre et Ballet de Novosibirsk. Set design by Alain Lagarde.

Le Sacre du Printemps - 1913    chorégraphie de Vaslav Nijinsky, musique d'Igor Stravinski, décors et costumes de Nicolas Roerich

Le Sacre du Printemps - 1913 chorégraphie de Vaslav Nijinsky, musique d'Igor Stravinski, décors et costumes de Nicolas Roerich

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.

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.

Ballet babe Vaslav Nijinsky, howdy'do? This rendering done by John Singer Sargent in 1911 depicts the famous dancer and choreographer.

Ballet babe Vaslav Nijinsky, howdy'do? This rendering done by John Singer Sargent in 1911 depicts the famous dancer and choreographer.

How the New York Times reported the controversial 1913 premiere of Nijinsky's 'The Rite of Spring' (here called 'The Consecration of Spring'), nine days after the event

How the New York Times reported the controversial 1913 premiere of Nijinsky's 'The Rite of Spring' (here called 'The Consecration of Spring'), nine days after the event

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.

Did The Rite of Spring really spark a riot?

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.

Kandinsky - Composition VIII & The Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinski Animation

Kandinsky - Composition VIII & The Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinski Animation

Pina Bausch – choreographer, artist, extraordinaire (1940-2009)

Pina Bausch – choreographer, artist, extraordinaire (1940-2009)

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