Show at 2:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $41.00 / $31.00 / $21.00
TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: August 17, 2015 12:00 AM to April 13, 2016 12:00 PM
The Rite of Spring (Aiello/Stravinsky)
World Premiere (TBA)
With its pounding and electrifying score, and controversial storyline, The Rite of Spring - the groundbreaking collaboration between Vaslav Nijinsky and Igor Stravinsky - provoked riots in Paris when it originally premiered in 1913. Inspired by ancient Russian folklore, The Rite of Spring is a work of both dance and music that reckons with pagan cycles of renewal, tinged with sacrifice. Salvatore Aiello's earthy and primal rendering of the infamous ballet retains the essence of the original while inspiring utter abandon and release among the dancers who are transformed through the sound of Stravinsky's rhythms and musical moods.
The Rite of Spring will be performed in honor of Lauren Fagone, one of Richmond Ballet's most interesting, exotic and beloved dancers, who will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season.