Beyond the Rite of Spring: The Ballets Russes in 1913

5:30 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2013
6:30 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2013
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Amrien
Join us for a talk by BUCSE Visiting Researcher Anna Winestein. The Rite of Spring, which premiered one hundred years ago this year, was one of the seminal choreographic and musical compositions of the 20th century, and centenary celebrations have been taking place around the world. But 1913 was an important turning point for the Ballets Russes in other ways. This talk explores some of the other developments of that year for the most influential performing company in history, whose legacy transformed dance, music, visual art and performance in Europe, the US and the world. An especial focus is The Tragedy of Salomé , the other ballet premiered by the Ballets Russes in 1913. Anna Winestein, Visiting Scholar at the CSE and Executive Director of the Ballets Russes Cultural Partnership, is an historian of Russian art and theater and a cultural entrepreneur. She is a BU alum, graduate of CFA, CAS and GRS. Sponsored by BU Europe in cooperation with the Center for the Study of Europe. Meet + Greet for faculty, graduate students + visiting researchers to follow.