|Rite of Spring, Joffrey Ballet|
The ballet, Rite of Spring, premiered on this date in 1913 at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. The music was composed by Igor Stravinsky. It is intended to portray an ancient pagan ritual in which a young maiden dances herself to death as a sacrificial offer to the God of Spring. The music and choreography were so unconventional that a small riot broke out during the performance.
Over time, it has become an iconic example of 20th century classical music.
|Desiree Lubowsky, 1924|
So, let's listen to some "savage" sounds.
Here's the Joffrey Ballet performance:
And here's Maurice Bejart's choreography:
We could go on and on, but that should be enough to whet your interest. ;-)
Here's the Rite of Spring Wikipedia page.