“Le sacre du printemps”, then, and later

 Russisches Ballett (I) - August Macke

                            Russisches Ballett (I)  (1912)

                                          August Macke

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Le sacre du printemps”, Stravinsky’s original, French,
title for “The Rite of Spring”, was choreographed by
Vaslav Nijinsky, a legendary ballet superstar of the
time, to sets, costumes and story by Nicholas Roerich,
a name essentially now forgotten 
 
Sergei Diaghilev, the equally legendary impresario,
produced the show for his hot then Ballets Russes,
which opened at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
in Paris, May 29th, 1913, a hundred years but one
since, nearly to the hour
 
minus of course the Ballets Russes
 
here a celebrated alternate version, 1970, from
highly regarded choreographer mid Twentieth Century,
with dancers to prove it – this effort now considered
 
 
may springtime bring you also meanwhile myriad
other roses
 
Richard  

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