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 Weis contemporary envisioning of The Rite set to Stravinskys 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 Debussys Jeux, with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky (as reconstructed by Millicent Hodson) and sets by Leon Bakst. Borodins 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