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Rite of Spring, The (Le Sacre du Printemps) By Berg, Shelley C.

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1926-1
Published: 15/10/2018
Retrieved: 23 May 2024, from


The premiere of The Rite of Spring at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris on 29 May 1913 provoked greater storms of controversy than any other work of ballet history and an opening night ‘riot’ which has become legendary. With a ground-breaking score by Igor Stravinsky and equally innovative choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, Rite was the most significant declaration of Modernism to appear up to that time on the dance stage.

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Berg, Shelley C.. Rite of Spring, The (Le Sacre du Printemps). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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