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Rite of Spring- 100 years – Festival at Bolshoi

100 Years Anniversary of the Rite of Spring – Festival at Bolshoi.

Artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet Company, Sergei Filin. Foto from Bolshoi Theatre

MOSCOW: In honour of the century anniversary of Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring, the Bolshoi Theatre is arranging a mini-festival entitled “100 Years Anniversary of the Rite of Spring – 100 Years Anniversary of the New Art”, scheduled for April 15–21

“One Hundredth Anniversary of The Rite of Spring – One Hundredth

Anniversary of New Art” Festival

From 27 March to 21 April 2013 the Bolshoi Theatre is holding a Festival dedicated to the one hundredth anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring.

During the Festival, the three most famous readings of this work will be presented on the Bolshoi Theatre New Stage: in choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, Maurice Béjart and Pina Bausch.

Wayne McGregor will mount a new original version of The Rite of Spring for the Bolshoi Ballet Company


From 27 to 31 March 2013 Bolshoi Ballet Program:

The Rite of Spring (choreography Wayne McGregor). Appartment (choreography Mats Ek)

From 1 to 7 April 2013:

Bolshoi Teatre, Moscow, after renovation.


Béjart Ballet Program (Lausanne, Switzerland): The Rite of Spring (choreography Maurice Béjart). Syncope (choreography Gil Roman). Cantata 51 (choreography Maurice Béjart)

From 8 to 14 April 2013: 

Pina Bausch Dance Theatre Program (Wuppertal, Germany): Première of a thirty-minute documentary film Pina Bausch rehearses the ballet The Rite of Spring. The film will be made from recordings of rehearsals, kept in the Pina Bausch Dance-Theatre Archive!

The Rite of Spring (choreography Pina Bausch)

From 15 to 21 April 2013:

Finnish National Ballet ProgramWorkWithinWork (choreography William Forsythe). Walking Mad (choreography Johan Inger). Minus 7 (choreography Ohad Naharin). Bella Figura (choreography Jiří Kylián). Double Evil (choreography Jorma Elo)
. The Rite of Spring (choreography Vaslav Nijinsky).

It is for that occassion that  The Finish National Ballet  is guesting Moscow with The Rite of Spring. Reconstructed by dance historian Millicent Hodson and art historian Kenneth Archer, Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring was performed by the Finnish National Ballet first in 1994 and now returns again to the FNO season repertoire in March of 2013.

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