The Rite of Spring: Roerich (and Stravinsky’s) Russian Pagan Past

A return look at the infamous 1913 premiere of the Ballets russes’ Rite of Spring, this presentation focuses on the conceptual framework shared by Stravinsky, Nijinsky and Roerich. It discusses how their implemented vision of “scenes of pagan Russia,” particularly in sets and costumes, produced a “barbaric” whole that drove the Paris audience to riot.

Françoise Rosset, Associate Professor of Russian, presents the next Faculty Lunch Talk on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in President’s Dining Room. All are welcome to attend.