In a year of significant musical anniversaries, here is one of particular dance interest – the centenary of the shocking premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in Paris.  Dr Susan Jones sends information of a special event celebrating this groundbreaking work at St Hilda’s College with guest speakers Dame Monica Mason and Jane Pritchard and a concert performance of the score in Stravinsky’s version for two pianos…

The Rite of Spring: A Centenary Celebration of the Music and the Ballet

5.00pm, 20th February 2013

Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford OX4 1DY

Special Guest Speakers:
Dame Monica Mason – Former Director, The Royal Ballet, and creator of the role of the Chosen Maiden in Kenneth MacMillan’s version of The Rite of Spring
Jane Pritchard – Curator of Dance, Victoria & Albert Museum

Concert Performance of Stravinsky’s score, introduced by Dr Jonathan Williams
Pianists: Daniel Tong & Joseph Tong

Followed by Drinks Reception

All welcome.  Further information available at