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06 October 2018

Ep. 68: The Rite of Spring

Imagine going to see a new ballet and the audience breaks out in a riot. This is exactly what happened when Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” had its premiere in 1913. Get ready to flip some tables as we dive into what is now a mainstay of the ballet repertoire.

To give you a taste of what this ballet often looks like, here is a recording of the Joffrey Ballet’s 1987 production which attempted to recreate the choreography of the 1913 premiere:

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