Spring Dance - UNC School of the Arts

Tags/Genres Dance

The Schools of Dance, Music, and Design & Production of UNC School of the Arts present a vivid kaleidoscope of invention and rediscovery in a bold four-piece concert inspired by The Rite of Spring.

The performance begins with Shen Wei’s contemporary envisioning of The Rite set to Stravinsky’s original two-piano composition. Drawing from the most provocative works of the Ballets Russes, the production includes an orchestral performance of Afternoon of a Faun, a historic re-creation of Debussy’s Jeux, with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky (as reconstructed by Millicent Hodson) and sets by Leon Bakst. Borodin’s sensuous Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor concludes each performance, featuring the UNCSA choreographic debut of the new dean of dance and famed ballerina Susan Jaffe.

Chancellor John Mauceri leads the UNCSA Orchestra.

“…The color and energy on stage dazzle and delight the eye. The voices and orchestra tantalize the ear.” – Winston-Salem Journal