Highlights from Retta’s* Orphan Black live tweet binge.
*Follow her @unfoRETTAble. You will not RETTAgret it.
[…] The piece debuted in Paris, 1913, causing a riot. Valentine Gross, a ballet tutor present at the event, observed, ‘Nothing that has ever been written about the battle of Le Sacre du Printemps has given a faint idea of what actually took place. The theatre seemed to be shaken by an earthquake. It seemed to shudder. People shouted insults, howled and whistled, drowning the music. There was slapping and even punching. Words are inadequate to describe such a scene.’
Stravinsky himself gave a more candidly revealing insight: ‘After the “performance”, we were excited, angry, disgusted and… happy.’
The head of the ballet company [Sergej Diaghilev/Les Ballets Russes] declared the riot to have been ‘Exactly what I wanted.’
Just goes to show, the kids are not going to get the references.
Dr. Cranquis, after 3 minutes of repeatedly trying to calm a frantic (weeping loud enough for the waiting room to hear her) woman with the tiniest cluster of hypesthetic clustering dermatomal non-oozing blistering rash I’ve ever seen.
Let me get you some ice for that burn.