Stravinsky Rite of Spring “Opening”

Here is the opening section of the Rite of Spring choreographed by Pina Bausch, music by Stravinsky. One of many versions, but one I particularly love. Danced in earth, feet bare, women in simple skin toned dresses; evoke a powerful interplay of primal forces. Feminine vulnerability and fear of death against a backdrop of brutal power through masculine physical strength. You can “smell” the fear as it spreads virally through the group. The terror is palpable and so is the [...]

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