by Fatova Mingus 324,739 views
Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky collaborated in 1913 on the most shocking, ground breaking music and ballet the world had ever experienced and it may still be the most striking work ever done. Nijinsky's choreography, performed only 8 times in 1913, was nearly lost forever until the Joffrey,in 1989, with great effort and commitment, reconstructed it and performed it for the first time in over 70 years. Much more on this at www.fatovamingus.blogspot.com
by Fatova Mingus 91,387 views
These people were the first to perform this original Nijinsky ballet (also known as Le Sacre du Printemps) after its being lost for 70 years. Some of it was found in the margins of Stravinsky's original score. They pieced it together and had to fly blind in places but thank god it was done. Nothing like this has ever or will ever exist again. If you watch the Kirov (Mariinsky) do this same ballet and I have it here on my channel for the comparison, you'll find it strikingly ridiculous. Though the video quality is much better (as it is 20 years later) the Russian dancers of the Mariinsky seem to feel nothing, hear no music, have no comprehension of this history changing piece of work of which they are fortunate enough to be involved in. It's annoying actually. This is, on the other hand, possibly what Nijinsky & Stravinsky were shooting for though I guess no one will ever know. Roll out to the last 4 minutes for the best part, then check out part 3 of 3 for the fantastic ending.
by Fatova Mingus 93,568 views
Part 3 of 3, the Danse Sacral. The "Chosen One", here played by Beatriz Rodriguez, dances herself to death so that spring will return. Rodriguez was the first to dance this part as it was originally choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky to Igor Stravinsky's masterpiece since 1913. This choreography was almost lost forever, but thanks to the efforts of Millicent Hodson and Robert Joffrey this history making, groundbreaking piece of work that stunned the world will continue to do just that. Much more at
by David Chao 1,230,943 views
This is Pina Bausch's Wuppertal Tanztheater performing the Rite of Spring.