The Rite of Spring ay 100
It's been just about a century since the incendiary arrival of "The Rite of Spring," when Nijinsky's earthbound choreography and Stravinsky's dissonant score caused riots in the Paris streets. Choreographers everywhere are paying tribute this year with their own "Rite" reconstructions and reimaginings, including a select few presented by Carolina Performing Arts: Marie Chouinard (Oct 14); Bill T. Jones and Anne Bogart (Jan. 25 and 26); The Joffrey Ballet (March 23 and 24); and Nederlands Dans Theater I (April 3). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, (919) 843-3333, carolinaperformingarts.org
The centerpiece of the Joffrey Ballet's fall program is an Doug Varone and Dancers performing Carrugi, a NY premiere which will be performed at The Joyce, Oct. 9-14, in Buffalo, New York, March 2012.
This grimly satrical portrait of peace negotiations created in Germany between the two world wars, shares a bill with more recent works by Jiri Kylian and James Kudelka (Oct. 17-28). The season continues with a mix of Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, Stanton Welch and Lar Lubovitch, through May 5. Auditorium Theater, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, (800) 982-2787, joffrey.org.
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