Dark Circles Contemporary Reimagines Rite of Spring as Gender-Bending Prom Night

Opening night of Le Sacre du Printemps, better known to English speakers as The Rite of Spring, created one of dance history's most infamous stories. With music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, this ballet concert opened in 1913 with the subtitle, "Pictures of Pagan Russia in Two Parts." Both the music and dance were wild, dissonant and primal, and the choreography's narrative included a virgin sacrifice. Much of the audience stormed out.

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