Stravinsky In All Directions

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Stravinsky was more than happy for his ballet and concert music to be staged by dance companies all over the world.

Tracking down these dance premieres, and there are over 1000 so far, have been Professor Stephanie Jordan and Larraine Nicholas, and their results are published on the new website Stravinsky The Global Dancer.

Christopher Cook puts it through its paces; for instance, how many versions of Stravinsky's Circus Polka are there, and was the first one really choreographed for elephants?