Analysis Of Pina Bausch 's Version Of Le Sacre Du Printemps Or The Rite Of Spring

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Pina Bausch 's version of Le Sacre du Printemps or The Rite of Spring has reputation as one of the best versions ever done . The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky composed the original piece He wrote it for the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev 's Ballets Russes Company . Vaslav Nijinsky was the original choreographer . The Rite of Spring tells the story of a ritual tribe or a society celebrating the advent of spring by sacrificing a maiden to revive the sun, and to lengthen the days for growing of crops . The original piece received a very negative reaction from the audience who considered the music mere noise and the dance as an ugly parody of traditional ballet. At the time the audience was not ready for Nijinsky 's "radical departure from classical ballet, with the dancers’ toes turned in and their limbs thrust at sharp angles instead of smooth, rounded curves" . Since the original production in 1913 there have been more the 180 versions and interpretations of this piece. In 1975, Pina Bausch directed her own interpretation of the work. Her piece is extremely powerful, emotionally charged, and untraditional. The piece starts with a lady in a nude-beige color dress lying on a red piece of cloth. The stage looks like a remote location before sunrise. It is covered entirely with a layer of soil, and is dark and quiet. Slowly, more women in uniformed nude-beige color dresses enter the stage in pairs or individually as the first lady gradually rises and realizes that she…

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