2:45pm

Fri September 20, 2013
Arts Weekly

The Rite Of Spring: Still Edgy After All These Years

It’s perhaps the most influential ballet ever performed. A hundred years ago, “The Rite of Spring” was first staged.   The Igor Stravinsky composition redefined dance and sparked a revolution in music that still influences composers…whether classical or not.  Joseph Allison is a music historian at Eastern Kentucky University, a big fan of Stravinsky and completely enamored with “The Rite of Spring.” 

Saturday evening inside the Lexington Opera House, “The Rite of Spring” is performed by the Lexington Ballet.