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Roehampton University London Stravinsky the Global Dancer: A Chronology of Choreography to the Music of Igor Stravinsky
Dance Record.

* - partial use of score.
† - musical collage.

Premiere Year 1959 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Pierre Caille 
Company Ballet-Théâtre de Paris 
First Performance 08 December 1959  Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor André Vandernoot 
Principal Dancers Tania Bari (Chosen Girl), Germinal Casado (Chosen Boy) 
Note For large ensemble, the enactment of a fertility ritual which celebrates the sexual union of a chosen woman with a chosen man. The movement style is African-influenced modern, with classical elements, and reflects a universal concept of erotic 'primitivism'. Part 1 danced by the men, Part 2 by the women and then combined ensemble. The work has become established in the international repertory and it initiated a tradition of orgiastic, minimally-clothed Sacres. 

 

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