1909 Les Sylphides (Chopiniana), Paris premiere of the Ballets Russes
1912 Afternoon of a Faun, World Premiere in Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet, May 29 (movement reconstructed from Nijinsky’s notebooks by Ann Hutchinson Guest and Claudia Jeschke, late 1980s)
1913 Premiere, Весна Священная (Le Sacre du Printemps), World Premier in Paris
1975 Pina Bausch, Le Sacre du Printemps
1990 Min Tanaka, Le Sacre du Printemps, premiere at Paris Opera
1993 Marie Chouinard, Le Sacre du Printemps, created at Centre national des arts, Ottawa
1999 Carlotta Ikeda/Compagnie Ariadone, Haru No Saïten – Un sacre du printemps, premiere at the Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris
2001 Angelin Preljocaj, The Rite of Spring, a Franco-German co-production joining the dancers of the Ballet Preljocaj with those of the Berlin Staatsoper, with Daniel Barenboïm directing Igor Stravinsky’s score
2007 Stijn Celis, Rite, Bern Ballet (this date is unclear. Celis was artistic director of Bern Ballet from 2004-2007, but elsewhere he is listed as having created this version in 2009, although Cedarlake Dance which also performs this version in repertory records their premiere as 2008.)
2007 Xavier Le Roy, Le Sacre du Printemps
2009 Philharmonia Orchestra, RE-RITE, interactive digital installation capturing an orchestral performance on 29 cameras and arraying them on a forest of flat panel screens. Premiere London
2011 Rennie Harris: Heaven, Philadelphia
2012 Stijn Celis, Le Sacre du Printemps, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal
THIS TIMELINE IS A JUST A FRACTION OF THE HUNDREDS OF RITE REVISIONS SINCE 1913. For more complete listing, please refer to Stravinsky the Global Dancer.
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