Costumes for Nijinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), Diaghilev Ballet, 1913.

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Nikolai Roerich (designer), costumes for female dancers in The Rite of Spring, Museum nos. and // Nicolas Roerich, costumes pour des danseuses dans "le Sacre du Printemps"

The Rite of Spring caused an outrage on its premiere in Paris a century ago.   But was it the music or the dance? Ivan Hewett investigates.

The Rite of Spring 1913: Why did it provoke a riot?

LISTEN: Then The Curtain Opened: The Bracing Impact Of Stravinsky's 'Rite' by TOM VITALE May 2013 "Dancers in folkloric costumes, moving unpredictably to pounding chords, characterized the 1913 Rite of Spring premiere in Paris.

A page from the manuscript of The Sacrificial Dance from The Rite of Spring in Stravinsky’s own hand, with corrections, annotations and scribbles

A page from the original manuscript of Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'—showing a few bars from The Sacrificial Dance—in the composer's own hand, with corrections, annotations and scribbles. via Steven Elcock

Costume designed by Nicholas Roerich for the 1913 ballet 'The Rite of Spring'

Nicholas Roerich, costume designed for the 1913 ballet "The Rite of Spring" / "Le Sacre du Printemps"

From the Joffrey Ballet production of Nijinsky's "Rites of Spring", the authentic Himalayan costumes by Nikolai Roerich.

Joffrey Ballet, Rite of Spring, with original costume designs from Ballets Russes

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. The Rite of Spring caused riots. A year later World War 1 changed the world forever.

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

Example of work by Pina Bausch – choreographer, artist, extraordinaire…

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Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal al Teatro San Carlo di Napoli

Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre's The Rite of Spring

The Fabulous Beast production of 'The Rite of Spring' by Stravinsky. Fertility rites, ancestor worship, tribal and sexual politics, sacred dance, sacrifice – eternal themes which still connect us powerfully to our origins and to the earth.

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