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Experience the Mariinsky Ballet in Le Sacre du printemps

18 MAY 2013

published in: Concert, Whitsun

Le Sacre du printemps (Photo: N. Rezina)
Le Sacre du printemps is featured in no less than two productions at this year’s Whitsun Festival. On the one hand, it is the focus of the exhibit re-rite – You are the Orchestra; on the other, it is the highlight of the programme point SpringSACRIFICE, featuring the Mariinsky Ballet. Experience Igor Stravinsky’s impressive score and its archaic rhythms on two occasions at the Großes Festspielhaus under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

Even today, the original freshness and beauty of the Ballets Russes is breathtaking, especially as performed by the Mariinsky Ballet, the epitome of classical ballet culture. In SpringSACRIFICE, you will witness the original choreography for Le Sacre du printemps by Vaslav Nijinsky in the sets and costumes by Nicholas Roerich, dominated by Fauvist colour combinations – all of them painstakingly reconstructed by ballet historians Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer. Nijinsky’s dance idiom, which still feels highly contemporary today, leaves an unforgettable impression. Other performers include the Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. The abovementioned performances take place on May 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm and on May 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm. For further information and tickets, please click here.