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2 June 2013

Danse de la Terre

Last week marked 100 years since the debut of my favorite piece of music of all time: Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The ballet debuted to a legendary amount of controversy, but its cacophonous, haunting beauty has been recreated and rechoreographed countless times in the past century, including for example this 1975 Pina Bausch version¬†of the culminating “Sacrificial Dance,” which I’m pretty certain forms the main inspiration for the 1983¬†Thriller …