Sacré 101: An Anthology on The Rite of Spring
Published by JRP|Ringier/Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.
Edited by Raphael Gygax. Text by Gabriele Brandstetter, Lynn Garafola, Nicola Gess, Raphael Gygax, Sigrid Weigel.
Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring was premiered in 1913 by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes under the choreography of Vaslav Nijinsky, in the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris. To this day it is considered the biggest theater scandal of the twentieth century. With its revolutionary score and choreography, The Rite of Spring can be seen as one of modernism's great breakthrough events, and it is the most choreographed ballet in the world. Addressing the ballet's context and history, this anthology includes a selection of archival documentation alongside contributions by artists and performers Eleanor Antin, Marc Bauer, Dara Friedman, Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, Karen Kilimnik, Sara Masüger, Vaslav Nijinksy, Silke Otto-Knapp, Yvonne Rainer and Babette Mangolte, Lucy Stein, Alexis Marguerite Teplin, Julie Verhoeven and Mary Wigman, among others.