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Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
February 1, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - February 3, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
The Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet, which was once in residency at the Music Center, restages this controversial 1913 production from the legendary Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Set to music by Igor Stravinsky, the work exchanges classical technique for modern movements and depicts a pagan fertility ritual in which a young woman dances herself to death. Also on the program: Stanton Welch’s Son of Chamber Symphony, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain, William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, and Edwaard Liang’s Age of Innocence. More information