Producer
Director
n/a
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Genre
History
Broadcaster
Arte
Length
1 x 90'
Format
16:9 HDTV
Year
2013
1913
The dance on the volcano

1913 is the last peaceful year before the First World War. The artists already foresee the dark times in their works: Authors write desperate texts, painters destroy perspectives. And Igor Stravinsky creates the aggressive soundtrack to the cultural revolution with "Le Sacre du Printemps". At the premiere on 29 May 1913, there was a scandal: the Parisian audience reacted indignantly to the brute melodies of the Russian composer and the raw choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky.

The documentary "1913 - The Dance on the Volcano" gets to the bottom of the ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps" and its time. In eleven chapters, a team of six authors creates an exciting mosaic of an exciting year: Stalin and Hitler live in Vienna at the same time, long before they bring tyranny and terror to Europe. Meanwhile, the kings of Old Europe are celebrating the wedding of Prussia's Princess Viktoria Luise in Berlin and have no idea that they will soon lose all their power.

But the artists take up the changing times in their work: Picasso defines abstract art, Coco Chanel bans flourishes from fashion, Kafka despairs of his father complex. And all this happens to the pounding rhythm of "Le Sacre du Printemps".

1913 - The Dance on the Volcano

1913 is the last peaceful year before the First World War. The artists already foresee the dark times in their works: Authors write desperate texts, painters destroy perspectives. And Igor Stravinsky creates the aggressive soundtrack to the cultural revolution with "Le Sacre du Printemps". At the premiere on 29 May 1913, there was a scandal: the Parisian audience reacted indignantly to the brute melodies of the Russian composer and the raw choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky.

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