The Rite of Spring Turns 100 Today

The Joffrey’s reconstructed”Rite of Spring” (photo by Herbert Migdoll) 100 years ago today, the Ballets Russes premiered Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, in Paris. It caused a riot. No—literally. The audience just didn’t know what to make of the work, which was dissonant and rough and not at all like […]