Painting for the stage: Kenneth MacMillan and Sidney Nolan's ‘Rite of Spring’
27 September 2013
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
Monica Mason as The Chosen Maiden in The Royal Ballet production of 'The Rite of Spring' (1962). © Roy Round
Fifty years on, the choreographer Kenneth MacMillan's choice of Sidney Nolan to design his version of the 'Rite of Spring' has proved to be an extraordinary and enduring one. Deborah MacMillan and Clement Crisp discuss the work, and how a painter used to working in two dimensions came to terms with a third.
The Royal Opera House presents Kenneth MacMillan’s 'The Rite of Spring', featuring sets and costumes in sun-baked yellows and reds by Sidney Nolan, in November. For performance dates and to book tickets, follow this link to the Royal Opera House website
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