The Rite of Spring

In May 1913, the premiere of a new ballet by Igor Stravinsky caused a riot on its opening night in Paris.

With the help of the BBC's archives, George Arney tells the story of one of the most shocking productions in cultural history.

PHOTO: The Finnish National Ballet staging a reenactment of Stravinsky's original production. (AP)

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