The Rite of Spring: A Musical Odyssey
Directed by Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe
Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, Juilliard alumni and Billboard chart-topping pianists, tread uncharted territory with their cinematic re-imagining of one of history’s most monumental compositions. The Rite of Spring: A Musical Odyssey fuses a ferocious dueling piano performance with an epic tale of soul-searching and survival, culminating in the sacrificial destruction of a 140-year-old organ.
A tale of soul-searching and survival, ‘The Rite of Spring: A Musical Odyssey’ is a boundary-breaking film that culminates in the sacrificial destruction of a piano.
The film weaves together a ferocious dueling piano performance of Igor Stravinsky’s 35-minute masterwork with a narrative of existential awakening.
Conceived, produced, directed, performed, and edited by Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, 31-year-old Juilliard alumni, Billboard chart-topping pianists, and Emmy-nominated pioneers of the classical music video genre, this film celebrates the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s seminal masterwork.
The music at the heart of the film is ‘The Rite of Spring,’ Igor Stravinsky’s monumental ballet that radically transformed the face of twentieth-century culture with its savage sounds and controversial narrative depicting the rituals of a pagan tribe and eventual sacrifice of a young virgin.
with a LIVE PERFORMANCE by Pianists/Filmmakers Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe