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Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring at Crystal Bridges

Dance capture

Tulsa Modern Movement’s dancer Ari Christopher

In conjunction with November’s Art Night Out event, we presented a dinner and variety show to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show that brought Modernism to America.  One activity of the night was the screening of  a short dance film as representation of the perplexities found in early modern music and dance, inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s 1913 composition  The Rite of Spring.   What we learned is:  1) how difficult it is to produce a dance film in just one night of production!   Also two) how our interpretation of Modernism has evolved from the time of Stravinsky’s challenging musical work in the early twentieth century to how we experience music, dance, and visual art today. Special thanks to Tulsa Modern Movement’s dancer Ari Christopher, the Museum’s own Jessica Whalen for photographing, production assistance by Security’s Robert Taggert and Jamie Jackson.


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