“The Rite of Spring” caused a riot when it premiered in 1913 at Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
The audience erupted in raucous shouts when the dancers of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo — poised pigeon-toed, torsos hunched, elbows bent in the opposite of classical position — began stomping flat-footed to Stravinsky’s wild rhythms.
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The Joffrey Ballet’s ‘The Rite of Spring’
When: 8 p.m. March 5-6
Where: Bass Concert Hall, UT campus, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr.
Information: 477-6060, www.texasperformingarts.org