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Riot at the Rite

Drama based on the events in Paris in 1913, when the opening performance of Stravinsky's controversial ballet The Rite of Spring provoked a riot in the theatre that will be remembered as arguably the most scandalous premiere in the history of the arts.

Masterminded by the Russian impresario, Sergei Diaghilev and choreographed by his lover, the dancer Nijinsky, the ballet changed the course of musical and cultural history, as well as the lives of everyone involved.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Feb 2013 19:30

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Credits

Role Contributor
Sergei DiaghilevAlex Jennings
Vaslav NijinskyAdam Garcia
Igor StravinskyAidan McArdle
Gabriel AstrucGriff Rhys Jones
Marie RambertRachael Stirling
Romola de PulzkyEmma Pierson
Lady Ottoline MorrellJemma Redgrave
Pierre MonteuxChristian McKay
GrigorievRichard Hope
MarcelHugh Sachs
Jean CocteauJonathan Aris
EnthusiastJulian Firth
CriticSteve Pemberton
Old GentJames Greene
ViolinistJulian Bleach