Nijinsky's Crime Against Grace: Reconstruction Score of the Original Choreography for Le Sacre du Printemps

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For more than seven decades historians regarded "Le Sacre du Printemps" as the lost masterpiece of 20th century choreography. Despite this reputation, or perhaps because of it, no attempt was made to reconstruct the original dance during the lifetime of the choreographer. As well known as the music by Igor Stravinsky has become, relatively few people realized, until the 1987 reconstruction of this ballet, that it was first choreographed by the celebrated dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky." -Millicent Hodson [Preface]

Table of Contents

Act I: The Kiss of the Earth
Scene 1: Augers of Spring/Dance of the Maidens
Scene 2: Ritual of Abduction
Scene 3: Spring Rounds
Scene 4: Ritual of the Rival Tribes
Scene 5: Procession of the Stage
Scene 6: Adoration of the Earth/The Sage
Scene 7: Dance of the Earth
Selected Reconstruction Drawings
Act II: The Sacrifice
Scene 1: Mystic Circles of the Maidens
Scene 2: Glorification of the Chosen One
Scene 3: Evocation of the Ancestors
Scene 4: Ritual Action of the Ancestors
Scene 5: sacrificial Dance
Caption References in Reconstruction Score

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