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Wild in the Seats (Kindle Single)
On an extravagant evening in May one hundred years ago, the scandalous premiere of The Rite of Spring rocked the epicenter of culture and fashion--Paris--and sent aftershocks across the world. Not bad for a ballet! But this was no traditional scamper in tulle and pink toe-shoes, but a bold provocation by a trinity of avant-garde genius: composer Igor Stravinsky, ...more
Kindle Edition, 20 pages
Published May 28th 2013
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Oct 03, 2015 Rachel C. rated it liked it
An interesting essay about the Ballet Russes premiere of The Rite of Spring. Wolcott is good at making the personalities (Stravinsky, Nijinsky, Diaghilev) come alive, but I think it's hard to have the proper context for this essay without having seen a performance of it. I recommend a look on YouTube at least.