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In “100 years ago today, ‘The Rite of Spring’ incited a riot in a Paris theater” article, the author believes that it is unclear that if the audience was disturbed by the ballet dances or it could have been a publicity stunt. In  “Did Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring incite a riot at its premiere?” article the author says because of how the harsh music is, the choreography, and the ugly costumes are, it made the audience mad and they were booing. This led to people acting violent. He was able to find sources through Dr. Levitz essay, which has first hand accounts from the theater. “The disrespectful behavior of the aristocrats appalled the critics, musicians, and music lovers, so they responded by complaining and insulting the aristocrats……. Levitz speculates, “In truth, only those sitting close to the people who uttered these insults probably heard them at all.” If I would’ve heard it for the first time during 1913 I would’ve been shocked and interested. The Usually style of ballet is totally different from Rite Spring Ballet. The Violins gives a horror feeling and the costumes and dances moves look different from the norm.

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