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Painting for the stage: Kenneth MacMillan and Sidney Nolan's ‘Rite of Spring’

Deborah MacMillan and Clement Crisp discuss Kenneth MacMillan's 'The Rite of Spring', and Sidney Nolan's sets for the ballet.

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.


Lady Deborah MacMillan | talks
Clement Crisp | talks


Date and Time:

27 September 2013 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
020 7300 8000

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http://royalacademy.org.uk/events/talks/painting-for-the-stage-kenneth-macmillan-and-sidney-nolans-rite-of-spring,2600,EV.html or ring 020 7300 5839.

Additional Information:

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, go to the Royal Opera House website .

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