The Joffrey Ballet

March 14, 2013
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

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The celebrated Chicago-based dance company has put together a memorable lineup of works for its national tour with Stanton Welch’s new work Son of Chamber Symphony, with music by John Adams and William Forsythe’s In the middle, somewhat elevated. The evening concludes with Nijinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring). This reenactment of a sacrificial fertility rite provoked audience members to storm the streets of Paris following its 1913 debut. Set to the classic, commissioned score by Stravinsky, Sacre stands as one of the most magnificent musical and dance masterpieces of the 20th century.