Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

6/3 & 6/6: Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes

Posted By on Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 5:00 PM

The famed Ballets Russes — which caused quite a sensation 100 years ago because of its collaborations with visual artists, composers and dancers — is long gone. But the Kirov Ballet recreated some of that old magic by revisiting the Russes’ work with Igor Stravinsky in three one-act performances that feature the composer’s music — including Vaslav Nijinsky’s famous staging of “The Rite of Spring.” (Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and a new staging of “The Wedding” were also on the program.) The Kirov Ballet filmed its St. Petersburg performance in HD, and it screens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216.321.5411). Tickets: $15. — Michael Gill

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation