Riot at the Rite (2005)

In the spring of 1913, Parisian businessman Gabriel Astruc opens a new theater on the Champs Elysées. The first performance is the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring', danced by the Ballet Russes. The rehearsal process is extremely fraught: the orchestra dislike Stravinsky's harsh, atonal music; the dancers dislike the 'ugly' choreography of Vaslav Nijinsky. The volatile, bisexual Nijinsky is in a strained relationship with the much older Sergei Diaghilev, the Ballet Russes' charismatic but manipulative impresario. Public expectation is extremely high after Nijinsky's success in 'L'apres-midi d'un faune'. Finally, 'The Rite of Spring' premieres to a gossip-loving, febrile, fashion-conscious Parisian audience sharply divided as to its merits.

  • Andy Wilson
  • J. Lee Thompson
  • Norval Spencer
  • Kevin Elyot
  • Paul D. Hannah
  • James Schafer
themoviedb icon 9.0/10
  • Release Date: 2005-10-18
  • Views: 42
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 90

Jonathan Aris

Jean Cocteau

Aidan McArdle

Igor Stravinsky

Adam Garcia

Vaslav Nijinsky

Rachael Stirling

Marie Rambert

Alex Jennings

Sergei Diaghilev

Richard Hope


Christian McKay

Pierre Monteux

Sara Dee

Lady Hysteria

Herbert Lom


Marianne Stone

Mrs Jokel

Campbell Singer


Lloyd Lamble

Police Superintendent

Victor Brooks

Bookie's Clerk
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