Conferences / Special Topics Conference

Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning


April 18 – April 20, 2013
York University
Toronto, ON, Canada

This international conference, celebrating the centennial of the original performance of Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), provided participants with a range of intellectual and physical interactions into and with the work.

Lydia Sokolova as the Chosen Virgin in "Le Sacre du Printemps."

The conference featured papers and panels presented by scholars from dance, music, theatre, and other disciplines. The interplay of interdisciplinarity and creativity that were integral to the original collaboration between Stavinsky, Nijinsky, and Roerich were reflected in the composition of the conference sessions, with presenters grouped by common themes rather than by discipline. Throughout the conference, scholars, artists, and artist-scholars had opportunities to explore, discuss and debate Le Sacre du printemps, its influence, and its impact from a variety of perspectives.