Ludlow Arts: Word

Ludlow Arts: Word

Shaken by an Earthquake:

Igor Stravinsky, the Ballet Russes and the astonishing 1913 première of ‘The Rite of Spring’

The Arts Society Teme Valley

Wednesday 19 September at 2:15pm

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Speaker: Sandy Burnett

This is the story of the greatest collaboration of all time: Serge Diaghilev's Ballet Russes whose team of dancers, costume and set designers transformed expectations of what a night in the theatre could be, and the circumstances behind its most notorious stage work.

Sandy Burnett examines the build up to The Rite of Spring's première in Paris, takes a look at the original costumes, plays excerpts from this fascinatingly inventive score and explores what divided opinion on that famous first night.

Sandy Burnett: After studying music at St Catherine's College, Cambridge and working as Music Director for the RSC, National Theatre and in London's West End, Sandy spent a decade as one of the core team of presenters on BBC Radio 3. He enjoys a varied career embracing broadcasting, conducting, playing double bass and communicating his passion for music.

Tickets: £8 (members: free) at the door

The Arts Society Teme Valley: full programme HERE

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Rite of Spring A scene from the première of the Rite of Spring