Flashcards in The RIte of Spring Deck (31):
What two Russians were living in Paris in 1910?
Igot Stravinksy and Sergei Diagilev
Wha is an impresario?
The chief money manager and decision maker
What ballet troupe did Diaghilev introduce to Paris in 1909?
The Ballets Russes
Who created Scheherzade?
What was the result of Diaghilev commission an original custom ballet score from Stravinksy?
The Firebird 1910
What happens in Rite of Spring?
A young girl in Prehistoric Russia dances herself to death to placate the God of Spring
What was the second piece by Stravinsky that was commissioned by Diaghilev?
What dancer was showcased in Petrushka?
Vaclac Nijinksy (1850-1950)
What painter was an expert on the culture of the ancient Slavs?
What is a scenario?
The dress of the prehistoric Slavs is starteling similar to the dress of?
Native American rtribes
What ballet epitomized graceful, refined movements?
The Swan Lake 1877
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
What do some of the patterns on the floor of The Rite of Spring resemble?
The patterns on their clothing
What are the first notes in The Rite of Spring played by?
A solo bassoon in shockingly registar
What tune does Stravinsky get the melody in Rite Of Spring From?
An old Lithuanian wedding tune
How many quoted folk tunes are found inn the course of Rite of Spring?
At least a dozen
What chord does Stravinsky use at the start of Omens of Spring?
What does Stravinsky add to his new chord in Omens of Spring?
Syncopated accents which destroy any sense of a steady meter
What Russian numbers are polysyllabic?
The ones above ten
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
What is the climax of the ballet?
The Sacrificial Dance when the Chosen One dancces herself to death
WHen did The Riot of Spring occur?
May 29, 1913
Where was The Rite of Spring's debu?
The Theatre des Champs-Elysees
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
What choreography had the audience no t liked from Nijinsky?
HIs choreography to Debussy's Jeux
Where was The Rite of Spring enthusiastically received after the riot?
In London at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Who decided to program The Rite of Spring again in Paris?
What happened with the Tire of Spring the second time in Paris?
It went fine
What American dance historian spent twenty years tried to reconstruct The Rite of Spring's original movements?