METROPOLITAN OPERA BALLET- LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPSPerformance
METROPOLITAN OPERA BALLET- LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA BALLET
Stravinsky's visceral LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS has inspired choreographers since its first performance in 1913. The Met returns the ballet to its stage for the first time in twenty years in this 2003 production.
Choreographed by Doug Varone, seminal Bessie award-winning and Obie award-winning downtown choreographer
Designed by David Hockney
Performed by Lily Baldwin
"The Metropolitan Opera Ballet corps, divided initially into male and female units, is tremendously dynamic as a crawling, stamping, racing mob, often in call-and-response structure that adds a dimension to a familiar score."
— NY Times
"Since its premiere in 1913, Sacre has certainly lost its shock value. But each generation has found both a fascination for and a relationship to the masterpiece. "I want this Le Sacre to have a strong historical sense, but also a strong contemporary one," said Varone."