Celebrating the "Rite of Spring" Centennial

The Joffrey Ballet performs Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring Is it just me, or are dance-goers less enthusiastic than they used to be? One hundred years ago today, the audience went nuts over the premiere of a ballet. Literally. They screamed, shouted, nearly rioted in...

Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes

Reimagining ballet for the 20th century Boston Ballet’s Josephine Pra and Romine Rykine in Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun In 1909, Sergei Diaghilev organized the first Ballets Russes performance at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. A Russian impresario, Diaghilev had...

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