Advanced search
1 file | 3.13 MB

Staging age and aging in 'the rite of spring': reconstruction or critical intervention?

Author
Organization
Abstract
The Rite of Spring (music by Stravinsky, Choreography by Nijinsky, libretto by Roerich), a ballet, premiered by the Ballets Russes on May 29, 1913, depicts a pagan fertility rite and spring ritual; the villagers choose a young girl who is sacrificed to the god of Spring in order to gain his benevolence. Her youthful body will wake the Earth from its winter slumber. In the present study, I discuss the re-staging by Léonide Massine in 1920 and 1930, by Martha Graham in 1930 and 1984, and by Raimund Hoghe and Katarzyna Kozyra in 2004. Of particular interest is the re-staging of the concept of age and aging throughout the twentieth century juxtaposed with the complex discourses of primitivism, anthropology and modernism that were embedded in the ballet.
Keywords
re-enactment, dance studies, Ballets Russes, modernism, age, aging, Martha Graham, Raimund Hoghe, Katarzyna Kozyra

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 3.13 MB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Stalpaert, Christel. 2012. “Staging Age and Aging in ‘the Rite of Spring’: Reconstruction or Critical Intervention?” In Aging, Performance and Stardom : Doing Age on the Stage of Consumerist Culture, ed. Aagje Swinnen and John A Stotesbury, 2:53–74. Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag.
APA
Stalpaert, C. (2012). Staging age and aging in “the rite of spring”: reconstruction or critical intervention? In A. Swinnen & J. A. Stotesbury (Eds.), Aging, performance and stardom : doing age on the stage of consumerist culture (Vol. 2, pp. 53–74). Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag.
Vancouver
1.
Stalpaert C. Staging age and aging in “the rite of spring”: reconstruction or critical intervention? In: Swinnen A, Stotesbury JA, editors. Aging, performance and stardom : doing age on the stage of consumerist culture. Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag; 2012. p. 53–74.
MLA
Stalpaert, Christel. “Staging Age and Aging in ‘the Rite of Spring’: Reconstruction or Critical Intervention?” Aging, Performance and Stardom : Doing Age on the Stage of Consumerist Culture. Ed. Aagje Swinnen & John A Stotesbury. Vol. 2. Berlin, Germany: LIT Verlag, 2012. 53–74. Print.
@incollection{2044236,
  abstract     = {The Rite of Spring (music by Stravinsky, Choreography by Nijinsky, libretto by Roerich), a ballet, premiered by the Ballets Russes on May 29, 1913, depicts a pagan fertility rite and spring ritual; the villagers choose a young girl who is sacrificed to the god of Spring in order to gain his benevolence. Her youthful body will wake the Earth from its winter slumber. In the present study, I discuss the re-staging by L{\'e}onide Massine in 1920 and 1930, by Martha Graham in 1930 and 1984, and by Raimund Hoghe and Katarzyna Kozyra in 2004. Of particular interest is the re-staging of the concept of age and aging throughout the twentieth century juxtaposed with the complex discourses of primitivism, anthropology and modernism that were embedded in the ballet.},
  author       = {Stalpaert, Christel},
  booktitle    = {Aging, performance and stardom : doing age on the stage of consumerist culture},
  editor       = {Swinnen, Aagje and Stotesbury, John A},
  isbn         = {9783643901767},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {53--74},
  publisher    = {LIT Verlag},
  series       = {Aging Studies in Europe},
  title        = {Staging age and aging in 'the rite of spring': reconstruction or critical intervention?},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2012},
}