When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky by Lauren Stringer
Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot

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It’s enough to make readers want to put down the book and turn on the music.
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The Russian artists Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky were popular in their time: Stravinsky for music, Nijinsky for dance. When their radically new ballet, The Rite of Spring, was first performed in Paris on May 29, 1913, the reaction was so polarized, there were fistfights and riots! Brilliant or disastrous, the performance marked the birth of modern music and dance. Stringer’s rhythmic text and gloriously inventive, color-rich paintings capture the wild and imaginative collaboration of composer and choreographer. The fascinating author note includes photos of the dynamic duo and The Rite of Spring dancers.

About Lauren Stringer

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LAUREN STRINGER is the award-winning author and illustrator of Winter is the Warmest Season and the illustrator of many other picture books. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her at www.laurenstringer.com
Published March 5, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Children's Books.
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Reviewed by Pamela Paul on Mar 20 2013

It’s enough to make readers want to put down the book and turn on the music.

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