The Rite of Spring and its Legacies: Global and Regional Perspectives

The Rite of Spring and its Legacies: Global and Regional Perspectives

A Symposium and Recital

Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 

Sunday, 22 September 2013, 2:00pm-5:30pm


This interdisciplinary symposium will bring together leading scholars in the field: Dr. Lynn Garafola, professor of dance at Barnard College, author of the award-winning Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and editor of The Ballets Russes and Its World; Dr. Mary E. Davis, Dean of Studies of the Fashion Institute of Technology and author of Ballets Russes Style: Diaghilev's Dancers and Paris Fashion and Classic Chic:
Music, Fashion and Modernism; and art historian and Russian literature scholar, Dr. Nina Gourianova, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at Northwestern University and author of The Aesthetics of Anarchy: Art and Ideology in the Early Russian Avant-Garde. Joining them will be musicologist and dance historian, Dr. Samuel Dorf, Assistant Professor at the University of Dayton and organizer of the symposium who will share his research on the Ballets Russes performances in Dayton and Cincinnati during their 1916 and 1917 American tours. These engaging presentations will include a dynamic solo piano performance of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring by acclaimed pianist Dr. Ingrid Keller, Assistant Professor of Music at Northern Kentucky University.


This event will be documented by our media partner, Classical WDPR 88.1, and is made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be reserved through the UD Box Office beginning September 1.

This event is part of the University of Dayton's "Rites. Rights.Writes." experience in human rights and the arts.