2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Ballets Russes by Sergei Diaghilev. The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies will celebrate the centennial of this milestone in cultural history with a symposium of events, featuring films, talks, discussions and an exhibition of original costumes and scene designs.
The event will feature a screening of "Stravinsky‘s Rite of Spring." The film follows Stravinsky’s journeys through time and place as he develops his most shocking masterpiece. (Documentary, 2006, 116 min)