Riot at the Rite (2005)

In the spring of 1913, Parisian businessman Gabriel Astruc opens a new theater on the Champs Elysées. The first performance is the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring', danced by the Ballet Russes. The rehearsal process is extremely fraught: the orchestra dislike Stravinsky's harsh, atonal music; the dancers dislike the 'ugly' choreography of Vaslav Nijinsky. The volatile, bisexual Nijinsky is in a strained relationship with the much older Sergei Diaghilev, the Ballet Russes' charismatic but manipulative impresario. Public expectation is extremely high after Nijinsky's success in 'L'apres-midi d'un faune'. Finally, 'The Rite of Spring' premieres to a gossip-loving, febrile, fashion-conscious Parisian audience sharply divided as to its merits.

  • Andy Wilson
  • Martin Coates
  • Adam Jenkins
  • Paula Turnbull

  • Kevin Elyot

Release Date: 2005-10-18
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 90
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Pierre Monteux
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Peter Copley
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Sara Dee
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Steve Pemberton
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Rachael Stirling
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Marie Rambert
Aidan McArdle
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