We invite you to the ballet “The Rite of Spring” performed by the troop of the Mariinsky Theatre (St-Petersburg, Russia). It will take place on the scene of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris, France) – where it was performed for the first time, on May 29 in 1913. The Guardian wrote about it: “It is one of the great works of the 20th century, a ballet so revolutionary it is said to have caused a riot at its premiere”.
The Rite of Spring (French: Le Sacre du printemps, Russian: «Весна священная») is a ballet and an orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company, with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky and stage designs and costumes by Nicholas Roerich. Although designed as a work for the stage, with specific passages accompanying characters and action, the music achieved growing success as a concert piece and later became recognized as one of the most influential musical works of the 20th century.
In the performance at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, which will take place on 29-31 May 2013, you will have a unique opportunity to admire original music of Igor Stravinsky. More than that, the dancers of the Mariinsky Theatre, directed by Valery Gergiev, will present original Vaslav Nijinski’s choreography.
If you want to dip into the atmosphere of the beginning of the XX century and see the ballet which at that time had transformed completely the concept of the classic ballet, you are welcome to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées!
This is one of the best ballets in which two cultures, Russian and French, are joined together to create a beautiful and fabulous union. See you on 29-31 May 2013 at 15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris.