Rehearsals are under way in Iowa City, Iowa, for a new production--utilizing the original "lost" choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky--of Stravinsky's 1913 ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps." Millicent Hodson is overseeing the reconstruction of Nijinsky's staging, which was performed only a few times after its premiere on May 29, 1913, and was eventually replaced by the 1920 version by Leonid Massine (and numerous others). But the Nijinsky original is recognized as critical in the evolution of modern ballet. The premiere will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Sept. 30.
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