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The Rite of Spring (2011) Scottish Ballet

Supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund
With additional support from Gavin and Kate Gemmel

Sunday 18 August
  • Running time: 
    45 minutes approximately

Intense and visceral, Christopher Hampson's vision of The Rite of Spring, created originally for Atlanta Ballet, is presented 100 years after the original production revolutionised the world of dance and music.

Set to Stravinsky's exhilaratingly infl uential score, Hampson uses three dancers – two men and a woman – to reinvent the now infamous story of remorseless human sacrifice with brutal physicality and primal energy in this challenging work that examines themes of violence, obedience and domination.

Festival Theatre

13-29 Nicolson Street,

With additional support from 
Gavin and Kate Gemmel



Performed by Scottish Ballet
Choreography Christopher Hampson
Music Igor Stravinsky

Photo: Kim Kenney

This event was part of a previous Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The Festival 2014 programme is now live. Visit the events block to find out more. Public bookings will open on Saturday 29 March.