Revisiting the Rite: Centenary of The Rite of Spring Conference



This interdisciplinary, international one-day conference on 29 May 2013 examines the cross-fertilizations between ballet and design in the creation of the original production as well its critical reception and global legacies up to the current 2013 centenary productions.

The conference is organised by Dr Claire O'Mahony, University Lecturer in History of Art and Design, to enrich the research environment of the MSt in the History of Design www.conted.ox.ac.uk/msthd which she directs in the Department.

The current MSt cohort are about to present Dissertation projects to each other in their Dissertation Forum in June and this conference is an opportunity to experience an interdisciplinary, international research conference in their own College and to meet other postgraduates and lecturers from the University of Bristol's Transnational Modernisms Research Cluster www.bristol.ac.uk/arthistory/research/tmrc.html#events2010 and other institutions.

Revisiting the Rite: Centenary of The Rite of Spring conference
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Mawby Room, Kellogg College
University of Oxford 60 Banbury Road OX2 6PN

To download a complete schedule of the day's events, please click here, or on the image above. (Opens a PDF file)

The premiere at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris on 29 May 1913 of The Rite of Spring Scenes from Pagan Russia was a quintessential 'total work of art'. This interdisciplinary, international one-day conference examines the cross-fertilizations between ballet and design in the creation of the original production as well its critical reception and global legacies up to the current 2013 centenary productions. Reassessing this watershed moment in the history of performance, 17 scholars from around the world will investigate both the continuity and ruptures with the traditions of choreographic, visual, musical and literary cultures it provoked.

All are welcome to attend. There is no conference fee, but a place must be booked with the conference convenor, claire.omahony@kellogg.ox.ac.uk
Dining fees are: Lunch: £10; Lunch and Dinner: £20

Published 25 April 2013