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What two Russians were living in Paris in 1910?

Igot Stravinksy and Sergei Diagilev

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Wha is an impresario?

The chief money manager and decision maker

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What ballet troupe did Diaghilev introduce to Paris in 1909?

The Ballets Russes

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Who created Scheherzade?

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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What was the result of Diaghilev commission an original custom ballet score from Stravinksy?

The Firebird 1910

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What happens in Rite of Spring?

A young girl in Prehistoric Russia dances herself to death to placate the God of Spring

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What was the second piece by Stravinsky that was commissioned by Diaghilev?

Petrushka 1911

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What dancer was showcased in Petrushka?

Vaclac Nijinksy (1850-1950)

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What painter was an expert on the culture of the ancient Slavs?

Nikolai Roerich

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What is a scenario?

The storyline

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The dress of the prehistoric Slavs is starteling similar to the dress of?

Native American rtribes

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What ballet epitomized graceful, refined movements?

The Swan Lake 1877

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how are the dancers awkward and clumsy in The Rite of Spring?

Their toes that would often turn inward and they would have quick jumps that would land on flat feet

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What do some of the patterns on the floor of The Rite of Spring resemble?

The patterns on their clothing

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What are the first notes in The Rite of Spring played by?

A solo bassoon in shockingly registar

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What tune does Stravinsky get the melody in Rite Of Spring From?

An old Lithuanian wedding tune

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How many quoted folk tunes are found inn the course of Rite of Spring?

At least a dozen

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What chord does Stravinsky use at the start of Omens of Spring?

A polychord

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What does Stravinsky add to his new chord in Omens of Spring?

Syncopated accents which destroy any sense of a steady meter

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What Russian numbers are polysyllabic?

The ones above ten

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What are the three ostinatos in Omens of Spring?

A tiny sing-song motif introduced by the violins following a duple meter, the second played by the bassoons in a triple meter pattern, ad the third with the cellos ascending and descending slowly

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What is the climax of the ballet?

The Sacrificial Dance when the Chosen One dancces herself to death

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WHen did The Riot of Spring occur?

May 29, 1913

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Where was The Rite of Spring's debu?

The Theatre des Champs-Elysees

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What were the problems for the Rite of Spring on May 29, 1913?

No air conditioning, th edislkied the German architecture and they ddidn't like Nijensky

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What choreography had the audience no t liked from Nijinsky?

HIs choreography to Debussy's Jeux

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Where was The Rite of Spring enthusiastically received after the riot?

In London at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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Who decided to program The Rite of Spring again in Paris?

Pierre monteux

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What happened with the Tire of Spring the second time in Paris?

It went fine

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What American dance historian spent twenty years tried to reconstruct The Rite of Spring's original movements?

Millicent Hodson

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Who reproduced Nijinsky's version of The Rite of Spring with 80% of the original choreography?

The Joffrey Ballet