Riot at the Rite (2005)

In the spring of 1913, Parisian businessman Gabriel Astruc opens a new theater on the Champs Elysées. The first performance is the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring', danced by the Ballet Russes. The rehearsal process is extremely fraught: the orchestra dislike Stravinsky's harsh, atonal music; the dancers dislike the 'ugly' choreography of Vaslav Nijinsky. The volatile, bisexual Nijinsky is in a strained relationship with the much older Sergei Diaghilev, the Ballet Russes' charismatic but manipulative impresario. Public expectation is extremely high after Nijinsky's success in 'L'apres-midi d'un faune'. Finally, 'The Rite of Spring' premieres to a gossip-loving, febrile, fashion-conscious Parisian audience sharply divided as to its merits.

Directing:
  • Andy Wilson
  • Martin Coates
  • Adam Jenkins
  • Paula Turnbull

Writing:
  • Kevin Elyot

Stars:
Release Date: 2005-10-18
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 90

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Alex Jennings
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Richard Hope
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Red Fraggle (voice)
Rob Paulsen
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Bob Bergen
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Mona Marshall
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Jerry Nelson
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