Faculty member Maggie Neslon quoted in NY Times article: 'Shock Me If You Can'
September 14, 2012
The New York Times
THE morning of “The Rite of Spring” premiere, on May 29, 1913, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Le Figaro predicted that ballet would deliver “a new thrill which will surely raise passionate discussion” and “leave all true artists with an unforgettable impression.” That turned out to be one of the greatest understatements of the new artistic century. The passionate discussion began during the first few bars of the music, as derisive laughter rose from the seats, and soon grew into an uproar that sent Stravinsky fleeing the hall in disgust. Read story