When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot (Hardcover)

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The Russian artists Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky were popular in their time: Stravinsky for music, Nijinsky for dance. When their radically new ballet, The Rite of Spring, was first performed in Paris on May 29, 1913, the reaction was so polarized, there were fistfights and riots Brilliant or disastrous, the performance marked the birth of modern music and dance. Stringer's rhythmic text and gloriously inventive, color-rich paintings capture the wild and imaginative collaboration of composer and choreographer. The fascinating author note includes photos of the dynamic duo and The Rite of Spring dancers.

Praise For…


"This one will make kids want to sit down and listen to the music for themselves."
Booklist, starred review

"Music and dance made entertaining and joyous."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547907253
ISBN-10: 0547907257
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Publication Date: March 5th, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: English