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Total Immersion: The Rite of Spring 1913

 22 September 2013 at 10.30am 

Total Immersion: The Rite of Spring 1913

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891


To mark the 100th anniversary of the riotous premiere of The Rite of Spring, a whole day of events, culminating in an evening concert that recreates the explosive musical cocktail of that concert. Immerse yourself in the Parisian artistic world of 1913 with two retrospective films, Riot at the Rite and Ballet Russes, an intimate portrait of the surviving dancers in Diaghilev’s ground-breaking company. In the evening, Russian conductor Alexander Vedernikov leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme that places Stravinsky’s ballet in the context of the dance music tradition, including Borodin’s colourful Polovtsian Dances, Weber’s Invitation to the Dance and Stravinsky’s own orchestration of Chopin’s Grande valse brilliante.

Film, 10.30am, Barbican Cinema 2 or 3
Ballets Russes
Ballets Russes is an intimate and moving portrait of a company in transition and a group of pioneering artists who gave birth to modern ballet, featuring a treasure trove of archival footage and fascinating interviews with the dancers.
US 2005 Dir. Daniel Geller, Danya Goldfine 118mins

Tickets £6

Film, 2.00pm, Barbican Cinemas
Riot at the Rite
A BBC film bringing to life the events leading up to the infamous and riotous first 1913 performance of The Rite of Spring, with a cast including Alex Jennings, Adam Garcia, Rachael Stirling and Griff Rhys Jones.
UK 2005 Dir. Andy Wilson 90mins

Tickets £6

Talk, 5.00pm, Frobisher Rooms
Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
Admission free. Limited capacity but admission guaranteed with a Day Pass.

6.00pm Fountain Room
BBC SO Plus Family
An introduction to tonight's concert for families. A free family-friendly workshop followed by the concert in the Barbican Hall for just £5 a ticket (plus booking fee).

BBC SO Plus Family is specifically designed for family groups with children between the ages of 8 and 16 and at least one of your group must be aged 16 or under. These concerts are not recommended for children under the age of 8. Call the Barbican Box Office and quote ‘BBC SO Plus Family' to buy your tickets, or book online and quote 040679 for a reduced booking fee. Please note that spaces are limited.

Concert 7.30pm Barbican Hall

Weber, orch. Berlioz Invitation to the Dance
Chopin Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante
Borodin Polovtsian Dances
Chopin, arr. Stravinsky Grande valse brillante
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov conductor
Alexei Volodin piano

Tickets £32 £26 £21 £15 £10

Total Immersion: Rite of Spring 1913 Day Pass
Save money and guarantee entry to all events on Saturday 22 September with a Total Immersion Day Pass. Day Passes are available by telephone on 020 7638 8891 or in person only.
Day Pass £35 £30 £26 £22 £18

Igor Stravinsky : The Rite of Spring

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