Professors Horlacher and Kielian-Gilbert participate in “Reassessing the Rite: A Centennial Conference” at UNC

Igor Stravinsky

IU Jacobs School of Music faculty professors Gretchen Horlacher and Marianne Kielian-Gilbert recently presented conference papers at “Reassing the Rite: A Centennial Conference,” a conference at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Oct. 25-28, 2012.

This conference included 17 presentations that addressed the artistic impact of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in the history of Modernism, across the fields of music, dance and design. Participants included renowned dance historian, Lynn Garafola, and celebrated Russian music scholar, Richard Taruskin, who gave a keynote address on “Resisting The Rite”.

Conference presentations included:

  • Gretchen Horlacher:  “Rethinking Blocks and Superimposition: Form in the ‘Ritual of the Two Rival Tribes’”
  • Marianne Kielian-Gilbert: “Experiencing Sex-Gender Dissonance in The Rite”

The conference was held in conjunction with a thematically related conference at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in May 2013. The proceedings of the two symposia will offer material for an e-book edited by Professor Horlacher; Maureen Carr, a leading scholar specializing in Stravinsky’s compositional methods; and UNC Distinguished Professors Severine Neff and John Nádas.

The New York Times featured a review of the conference by James R. Oestereich on October 27, 2012 ‘The Rite of Spring’ Still Grist for Discussion

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