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The Rite of Spring

Ted Cruz and The Wagnerian Pause

John Mauceri | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
John Mauceri

Senator Cruz, it was frightening for a conductor to see what happened in your misjudged pregnant pauses. What works from the pulpit and the orchestra pit does not always work on the stump.

Really? We're Sitting With the Orchestra?! Beethoven's Fifth: From the Inside Out

Jack Meyer | Posted 01.31.2017 | Arts
Jack Meyer

On the subway after work one night, Mathilde noticed a fellow passenger carrying a violin case. "Do you play?" she asked. "Yes, I'm on my way to an ...

Giornale Adriatico-Mediterraneo: Assisi

Francis Levy | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Francis Levy

The seeds of Renaissance were planted in Assisi. One of Giotto's frescoes in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi literally shows the founder of an order based on its vows of poverty, holding up the church.

The Beauty, the Rite, the Shimmering Trash

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

My family lived in St. Petersburg, only a few blocks away from the famous Mariinsky Theater, so my parents on occasion took me there to experience the magic of The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and, of course, The Sleeping Beauty.

Music, Ballet and the Russian Masters

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Today we have conductor Scott Speck with us to talk about the music for the Joffrey's upcoming Russian Masters program. The company will perform Nijinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps," or "The Rite of Spring," with music by Stravinsky.

Century-ism a Century Later

John Mauceri | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
John Mauceri

Perhaps you have noticed that 2013 is the centenary of the premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Next year there will be much thought given to the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.

Rebooting the Game: Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer Reconstruct Jeux for 'The Rite at 100'

William Robin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts
William Robin

Imagine trying to reconstruct Beethoven's Ninth Symphony from a handful of reviews of the original performance. This is the task that dance historians Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer embarked upon, when they began to piece together The Rite of Spring.

Ritual Action: Vijay Iyer and Prashant Bhargava Merge The Rite of Spring With the Holi Festival

William Robin | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
William Robin

I recently spoke with Iyer and Bhargava in separate phone conversations, to discover how they navigated between Stravinsky and Holi.

John Cusack, Ballet Fan

Debra Levine | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

Turns out that Cusack, who ports a strong intellectual bent, is a huge "Rite of Spring" guy. Loving the music and fascinated by the 1913 Stravinsky riots, he ventured to Bunker Hill to see the performance.

Once Wild, Now Beloved: The Rite of Spring Is Back

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Exactly one hundred years ago, a riot broke out among the Parisian sophisticates attending the premiere performance by the Ballets Russes of Le Sacre du printemps, otherwise known as The Rite of Spring..

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Jon Eig | Posted 03.19.2013 | Arts
Jon Eig

Surely, with recycled Resident Evils and bankruptcy-inducing John Carters out there, people are fed up with the standard operating procedure of mainstream film.

Brooklyn Rider Makes It New

William Robin | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
William Robin

Few ensembles embody Ezra Pound's 1934 modernist maxim "Make It New" as wholeheartedly as the string quartet Brooklyn Rider.

Emil Kang and The Rite of Spring

William Robin | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts
William Robin

It's been a busy fall for Emil Kang. For the past four years as Executive Director of Carolina Performing Arts, Kang has been planning The Rite of Spring at 100, an exploration of Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky's famous ballet that caused a riot at its premiere in 1913.

Kinder Aggugini: Designing Beyond Fashion (VIDEO) | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

The restlessness that permeates the collections is mirrored within Kinder himself. He eventually hopes to widen his repertoire, not only expanding the label into menswear but possibly doing more collaborations in theatre and dance.

HuffPost Review: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The chemistry between the haughty Chanel and the reserved Igor is sizzling. The film opens a window into two very different creative minds and shows the sparks they strike.