Apocalyptic Winter of Discontent

Louisville Ballet – The Rite of SpringStreaming Digital PerformanceApril 22 – May 31, 2021 Reviewed by Steve Sucato A frozen post-apocalyptic world where a seeded band of humans battle a viral plague to survive. That’s the plot of Louisville Ballet resident choreographer Andrea Schermoly’s re-interpretation of Vaslav Nijinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring. Part of Louisville Ballet’s all-digital 2020-21 Season of Illumination, the ballet art … Continue reading Apocalyptic Winter of Discontent

‘Rite of Spring’ Highlights Joffrey Ballet’s Program at Blossom Festival

The Joffrey Ballet in Nijinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”. Photo by Roger Mastroianni. Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio August 17, 2013 Reviewed by Steve Sucato Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet continued its longstanding relationship with The Cleveland Orchestra that began in 1971 with two performances at the orchestra’s summer Blossom Music Festival. Since 2009 the company has made annual appearances with the orchestra in the Cleveland, … Continue reading ‘Rite of Spring’ Highlights Joffrey Ballet’s Program at Blossom Festival

Kudelka’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ Lustful Mayhem

BalletMet Columbus – The Rite of Spring Ohio Theatre – Columbus, OH March 23, 2013 Reviewed by Steve Sucato It must have felt like deja vu for James Kudelka. The former artistic director and chief choreographer of the National Ballet of Canada hadn’t worn both those hats together since 2005. This season he did that again but to a lesser extent for BalletMet Columbus, where … Continue reading Kudelka’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ Lustful Mayhem