The Rite of Spring

BBC Radio 3

Timed to commemorate the centenary of the riotous debut of The Rite of Spring in Paris, this documentary looks at the Stravinsky’s groundbreaking work as a balletPresenter Stephanie Jordan investigates how Stravinsky’s wildly pagan score spawned a new kind of dance, totally unfamiliar to the audiences of 19th century ballet.

Produced by Paul Smith

Broadcast on 25th May 2013