Stay Current with the Pick of the Day: The Rite of Spring
Third in a string of collaborations between composer Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Diaghilevâ€™s Ballets Russes, The Rite of Spring draws from tribal ceremonies and Russian folk music to illustrate the creative power of spring. Discordant and avant-garde, the original 1913 production was so radically modern that the Paris premiere caused a â€śterrific uproarâ€ť with audience members attacking one another and throwing â€śeverything availableâ€ť at the orchestra. While Stravinskyâ€™s orchestral work gained approval gradually, Vaslav Nijinskyâ€™s choreography vanished until dance historian Millicent Hodson restored it (from sketches, photographs, and recollections of survivors), allowing the Joffrey Ballet to resurrect the production in 1987. ARTS San Antonio brings the revered N.Y. company to the Lila Cockrell for a performance celebrating the balletâ€™s centennial. $29-$110, 7:30pm, Lila Cockrell Theater, 200 E Market, (210) 226-2891, artssa.org.Â Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here:Â calendar.sacurrent.com.