THE JOFFREY BALLET: RITE OF SPRING

A costumed dancer leaping in the air

Photo by Herbert Migdoll

Event Title:THE JOFFREY BALLET: RITE OF SPRING (Tickets)
Event Description:

Part of the 2012-2013 Texas Performing Arts Season

Ashley C. Wheater, artistic director
Vaslav Nijinsky, choreography
Igor Stravinsky, composer

The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra
Gerhardt Zimmermann, music director
Scott Speck, guest conductor

Made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and the Executive Vice President and Provost of The University of Texas at Austin

Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance

The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra joins the world famous Joffrey Ballet for a spectacular evening of classical dance and music, highlighted by a performance of Le Sacre du Printemps ( The Rite of Spring ), celebrating the centennial of the work’s world premiere in Paris in 1913. The Joffrey Ballet’s Rite of Spring explores Stravinsky’s revolutionary score and Nijinsky’s radical choreography with a remarkable reconstruction of the 1913 production with original costumes, choreography, and design.

The Joffrey Ballet, now with a permanent residence in Chicago, has been hailed as “America’s Company of Firsts.” The namesake of the late Robert Joffrey, The Joffrey Ballet has a long list of “firsts” including the first dance company to perform at…

Date and Time:Mar. 5 | 8:00 PM
Contact:PAC Ticket Office
512-471-1444
Admission:$10.00-42.00
Location:Bass Concert Hall (PAC Building) Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Texas Performing Arts