‘Pictures of Pagan Russia in two acts’ is all the lyrical explanation this Joffery production of The Rite of Spring requires. 1987 was apparently a good year for ballet, and an even better year for insane Eurasian costume revivals. Stravinsky’s masterpiece orchestration naturally alludes to primeval practice, but this video elevates it into full blown technicolor. Take the 30 required minutes to get through this performance; you’ll be fashionably rejuvenated and renewed by ritual.
CODY L. PEYTONK&W SUMMER MIX ’12