September 18, 2013 Andy Cush

During the famously riotous 1913 debut performance of the Rite of Spring, the crowd clamored as much over Vaslav Nijinsky’s physical, erratic choreography as they did over Igor Stravinsky’s thunderous score. It’s something that’s lost in contemporary performances of the Rite: the work is often performed in symphony halls, without dancers, and when the ballet is staged it inevitably […]

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