On This Day (May 29)…The Rite and Riots of Spring

Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris on this day in 1913. Igor Stravinsky had been contemplating creating a ballet about a character who danced herself to death since he was deep in the process of creating The Firebird. He was later commissioned to create this ballet by … Continue reading On This Day (May 29)…The Rite and Riots of Spring