Witness Igor Stravinsky’s infamous & iconoclastic ballet The Rite of Spring – one of the most influential performance masterpieces of the twentieth century.
Stravinsky‘s avant garde score and Nijinsky’s sacrilegious choreography caused outrage and rioting at the Paris premier in 1913.
It was the beginning of the modern era, and one of the most famous nights in Arts history. Music, theatre & dance would never be the same again.
Coupled with Chopin’s ethereal, romantic Les Sylphides from the same 1913 bill and a dazzling interlude with excerpts from Don Quixote completes a night to remember with the Byron Ballet.