The Rite of Spring. Music: Igor Stravinsky. Choreography: Vaslav Nijinsky. Scenario: Igor Stravinsky and Nicholas Roerich. Costumes and Sets: Nicholas Roerich. Initial Commission.
Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Vaslav Nijinsky
Scenario: Igor Stravinsky and Nicholas Roerich
Costumes and Sets: Nicholas Roerich
Theatre des Champs Elysees
"With every leap we landed heavily enough to jar every organ in us."
Driven purpose and frenzy is expressed in the repetitive and jagged action, with pounding jumps and contorted positions.Influences on the Choreography:The Meaning
The young maidens
“The work’s embryo is a theme that came to me after I had finished The Firebird. As this theme and what followed from it was conceived in a brutal and forthright manner, I took as developmental pretext what that music actually evoked, that is, prehistoric Russia as I, being myself Russian, conceive it. But bear in mind that this idea comes from music, not the music from the idea.”
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Stravinsky