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An image from the 2013 production of Le Sacre du Printemps by the Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, reflects the hard jumps and stamps of Vaslav Nijinsky's original choreography. Herbert Migdoll/Joffrey Ballet hide caption

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Rite Of Spring

Then The Curtain Opened: The Bracing Impact Of Stravinsky's 'Rite'

The aggressively modern ballet premiered in Paris in 1913, and provoked a response just as striking as the music and dance.

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After his shocking ballet, The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky branched out in surprising directions. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Elementary school students in Maplewood, N.J. prepare to enact their own Rite. courtesy of Seth Boyden Demonstration School hide caption

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It's fun to stay at the ИМКА: Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring triggered an uproar at its world premiere in Paris a century ago. Now we're asking you to help celebrate the centennial by creating a dance of your own. Keystone-France/Getty Images hide caption

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