The New Yorker highlights Prof. Lynn Garafola's work

Research by dance professor Lynn Garafola was noted in The New Yorker, in an article about Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" a century after its debut. An excerpt:

"Lynn Garafola, the author of the authoritative 1989 study "Diaghilev's Ballets Russes," surveyed a century of "Rite" choreography, noting that the cultural specificity of the original Russian setting has given way to a dizzying range of styles and locales, from Native American and African dances to salsa and Japanese butoh, from AIDS wards to post-nuclear dystopias. Garafola enthralled the audience as she showed a video of the "Danse sacrale" from Pina Bausch's 1975 staging, a sweat-drenched modern classic. Here the aura of danger was restored: the sacrificial girl, the Chosen One, desperately scampers backward as the crowd advances upon her with zombielike tread."

Read the full article on page 92-93 of The New Yorker's issue from November 19, 2012.