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When Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" debuted in Paris in 1913, ballet goers were outraged by the performance - they booed and laughed so loud, the music was barely audible. Tonight at The Smith Center, four months shy of the ballet's 100 year anniversary, the famed Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet performs "The Rite of Spring." We'll talk with the artistic director of Joffrey Ballet and one of the company’s dancers about their performance.
Ashley Wheater, artistic director, Joffrey Ballet
Rory Hohenstein, dancer, Joffrey Ballet